Pontine haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Three-day history of dizziness and right-hand weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Moderate size acute haemorrhage centrally in the pons.  No mass effect. No intraventricular haemorrhage. No hydrocephalus.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a hypertensive pontine haemorrhage.  The mechanism is similar to those in the basal ganglia due to haemorrhage from the perforator vessels.


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Case information

rID: 52701
Published: 18th Apr 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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