Subtle intraventricular hemorrhage
Citation, DOI, disclosures and case data
Grieve J, Subtle intraventricular hemorrhage. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-21974
At the time the case was submitted for publication John Grieve had no recorded disclosures.View John Grieve's current disclosures
22 Sep 2015
25 times, by 6 contributors - see full revision history and disclosures
Recurrent falls. Increasing confusion.
Age: 96 years
From the case: Subtle intraventricular hemorrhage
Loading Stack -
0 images remaining
This was the 4th CT head in 12 months with the history "recurrent falls" and the first to demonstrate any acute pathology.
There is a small intraventricular hemorrhage within the right lateral ventricle. Note dependent blood in the posterior horn.
2 case questions available
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 etiology or if this is the result of a lenticulostriate artery hypertensive bleed.
- Leroux PD, Haglund MM, Newell DW et-al. Intraventricular hemorrhage in blunt head trauma: an analysis of 43 cases. Neurosurgery. 1992;31 (4): 678-84. Pubmed citation
- Giray S, Sen O, Sarica FB et-al. Spontaneous primary intraventricular hemorrhage in adults: clinical data, etiology and outcome. Turk Neurosurg. 2009;19 (4): 338-44. Turk Neurosurg (link) - Pubmed citation