RECENT HAEMORRHAGE IN CORPUS STRIATUM, 24984

24984              RECENT HAEMORRHAGE IN CORPUS STRIATUM

 

This 78-year old woman had been hypertensive. She became dysphasic with weakness of the right hand. Later the same day she was admitted to R.A.H. unconscious, but responding to painful stimuli on the left side. The right side was flaccid with no spontaneous movements. The right plantar response was extensor and there was a right 7th upper motor neurone weakness. She remained unconscious and died on the 11th hospital day.

 

The specimen shows a recent encapsulated haemorrhage in the left corpus striatum. It encroaches on the internal capsule and has pushed the caudate nucleus and the thalamus slightly to the right. There is a small focal haemorrhage in the inferior part of the putamen on the right side. This is visible on the reverse side of the specimen.

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