Subtle intraventricular haemorrhage
Recurrent falls. Increasing confusion.
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Blood in the ventricles appears as hyperdense material, heavier than CSF and thus tends to pool dependently, best seen in the occipital horns.It is unknown whether there was a traumatic aetiology or if this is the result of a lenticulostriate artery hypertensive bleed.
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