Old thalamic haemorrhage simulating a cystic paraventricular mass

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Outpatient CT with a previous history of intracranial haemorrhage.


CT Brain (selected images)

Cystic mass with high attenuation, located in the projection of left subependymal / thalamic area, with prominence into lateral ventricle.

Case Discussion

A basal ganglial haemorrhage is a common form of intracerebral haemorrhage, usually as a result of poorly controlled long standing hypertension, and the stigmata of chronic hypertensive encephalopathy are often present.

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Case information

rID: 14229
Case created: 8th Jul 2011
Last edited: 10th Nov 2015
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