Differentiating between hemorrhagic infarct and parenchymal intracerebal hemorrhage

P. M. C. Choi, J. V. Ly, V. Srikanth, H. Ma, W. Chong, M. Holt, T. G. Phan

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Abstract

Differentiating hemorrhagic infarct from parenchymal intracerebral hemorrhage can be difficult. The immediate and long-term management of the two conditions are different and hence the importance of accurate diagnosis. Using a series of intracerebral hemorrhage cases presented to our stroke unit, we aim to highlight the clues that may be helpful in distinguishing the two entities. The main clue to the presence of hemorrhagic infarct on computed tomography scan is the topographic distribution of the stroke. Additional imaging modalities such as computed tomography angiogram, perfusion, and magnetic resonance imaging may provide additional information in differentiating hemorrhagic infarct from primary hemorrhages.
Original languageEnglish
Article number475497
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalRadiology Research and Practice
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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