Large right basal ganglia haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Sudden onset headache and left sided weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years

Large right parenchymal haemorrhage centred in the right lentiform nucleus. Small amount of surrounding oedema. Partial effacement of the right lateral ventricle. 

Case Discussion

This patient had a history of hypertension. At the scene the initial systolic blood pressure was 200 mmHg. CTA was performed and no underlying vascular malformation or spot sign was seen. 

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Case information

rID: 46238
Published: 30th Jun 2016
Last edited: 28th Oct 2017
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