Fatal intracranial hemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

GCS 9.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
CT

Innumerable, mostly intra-parenchymal, hemorrhages throughout the cerebral hemispheres, brainstem and cerebellum. Early hydrocephalus. Midline shift to the left. 

Case Discussion

This patient had an acute leukemia with profound thrombocytopenia, and passed away shortly after this scan. Intracranial hemorrhage is the most common hemorrhagic cause of death in these patients. 

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Case information

rID: 46343
Published: 4th Jul 2016
Last edited: 12th Apr 2018
Tag: fich
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