Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage


Nearly two-thirds of intracerebral hemorrhages are located in the basal ganglia. Large hematomas often extend beyond the putamen to include the globus pallidus and internal capsule.

Hematoma dissection (or extension) into the ventricular system occurs in about half the cases of hypertensive ICH and is associated with poor prognosis, particularly when IVH involves the fourth ventricle.