intracerebral haemorrhage

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intracerebral haemorrhage

A generic term for haemorrhage within the cerebral parenchyma which, when superficial, is most commonly caused by contusions and, if deep, more often linked to hypertension and occurs in the putamen, thalamus, internal capsule, cerebellum or pons.

intracerebral haemorrhage

Bleeding inside the brain, usually from a small artery predisposed by ATHEROSCLEROSIS, but sometimes from rupture of a pre-existing small ANEURYSM. Intracerebral haemorrhage causes STROKE.
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