Altered mental status in a patient with known hypertension.
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Left nodular hemorrhagic area in pons.
Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhages are common. In fact hypertension is the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhages. They can be conveniently divided according to their typical locations which include, in order of frequency:
- basal ganglia hemorrhage (especially the putamen)
- thalamic hemorrhage
- pontine hemorrhage
- cerebellar hemorrhage
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