Intraventricular blood

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Fell 2.5m and hit head.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Trace intraventricular haemorrhage is noted layering dependently in the occipital horns of the lateral ventricles. No parenchymal or subdural/extradural haemorrhage. Grey-white matter differentiation is preserved. Ventricles and sulci remain age-appropriate.

Left occipitoparietal and right temporo-occipital scalp haematomas noted. Undisplaced longitudinal sagittally orientated left occipital bone fracture (not shown) again noted.

Modality: Annotated image

Small amount of blood is seen as hyperdensity (yellow arrows) in the occipital horns of the lateral ventricles. 

Case Discussion

The occipital horns of the lateral ventricles is a good place to look for small amounts of intraventricular blood - look for a small triangle of hyperdensity. 

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Case Information

rID: 28091
Case created: 9th Mar 2014
Last edited: 8th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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