Pontine and basal ganglia hypertensive hemorrhages

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Uncontrolled hypertensive patient. Sudden onset loss of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Non-contrast CT demonstrates large pontine and left basal ganglia hemorrhages with extension of blood into the fourth, third, and lateral ventricles. There are also signs of obstructive hydrocephalus. 

Case Discussion

This case depicts typical brain hemorrhagic locations in a patient with clinical proved severe hypertensive episode favoring the diagnosis of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhagesHypertension is known as the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhages.

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Case information

rID: 39797
Published: 21st Sep 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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