Primary intraventricular haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Brought to A & E by friends. Severe headache all morning. GCS 8/15. Hypertensive 180/110 mmHg. Bleed?

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Extensive acute haemorrhage throughout the ventricular system.

No intraparenchymal haemorrhage.   No underlying vascular abnormality identified.

Dilatation of the ventricular system.


Case Discussion

 Acute primary intraventricular haemorrhage with triventricular hydrocephalus.  This is likely to be hypertensive in origin in this patient.

The intraventricular haemorrhage illustrates well the ventricular system of the brain, in particular the cerebral aqueduct and the lateral apertures of Luschka. 

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Case information

rID: 53994
Published: 19th Jun 2017
Last edited: 19th Jun 2017
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