Simultaneous occurrence of internal capsule infarct and cerebellar haemorrhage in a patient with hemiplegia

Nikhil Pande, Ganapathiraman Vivek, Manjunath Hande, Vasudeva Acharya

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A 68-year-old woman with hypertension with no history of cerebrovascular events presented with a left-sided hemiplegia which had developed acutely 2 days ago. She was not on maintenance therapy with antiplatelets or anticoagulants. A CT scan showed acute ischaemic infarction of the right internal capsule and cerebellar haemorrhage. Cardiac evaluation was normal. Doppler ultrasonography of the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries showed diffuse arteriosclerotic changes, but did not reveal any haemodynamic occlusion. The simultaneous development of dual strokes was considered to be an extension of the same arteriosclerotic process to the intracranial carotid and basilar arteries.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 09-01-2014


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  • Medicine(all)

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