Thalamic hematoma and intraventricular hemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Rapid deterioration of conscious level ending in coma of 2 days duration

Patient Data

Age: 65 years old
Gender: Male

Acute left thalamic hematoma surrounded by toxic edema and extending to both lateral ventricles both subependymal and free blood. The blood demonstrates isointense signal on T1 with hyperintense periphery (subacute blood) and hypointense signal in T2 and T2*.

Associated ischemic changes are noted with scattered hypointense T2* foci from hemosiderin deposition.

Case Discussion

The patient had chronic hypertension and renal failure then developed secondary amyloidosis. Amyloid deposition in blood vessels render them fragile and susceptible to rupture and hemorrhage.

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Case information

rID: 25094
Published: 4th Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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