Lobar intracranial haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient found unconscious at home.

Patient Data

Age: 50-year-old
Gender: Male

CT Brain

There is a massive parenchymal haemorrhage centered in the left basal ganglia and temporal lobe showing a mass effect characterised by lateral ventricles compression, midline shift, left subfalcine and transtentorial brain herniation, as well as diffuse effacement of cerebral sulci. There is also subarachnoid haemorrhage with blood within the ventricles and along the tentorium cerebellum. 

Case Discussion

These CT images demonstrate an extensive intracranial haemorrhage with clear signs of raised intracranial pressure and compression over normal brain structures. Unfortunately, the patient passed away fewer hours later this exam, the cause of this massive haemorrhage remains unknown. 

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Case information

rID: 40350
Case created: 18th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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