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Hypertensive hemorrhage

Topic: Adult

Created on Thursday, January 10 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, January 10 2008.

Where are hypertensive cerebral hemorrhages most likely to occur?

 
        A) Thalamus
 
        B) Putamen and/or internal capsule
 
        C) Cerebellum
 
        D) White matter of the parietal, frontal, or temporal lobes
 
        E) Pons
 

 


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A) Thalamus

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The thalamus is a common location for hemorrhages, but bleeds in the putamen are more common.  (See References)

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B) Putamen and/or internal capsule

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Approximately fifty percent of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhages occur in the area of the putamen and internal capsule.  (See References)

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C) Cerebellum

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The cerebellum is a common location for hypertensive hemorrhages, but bleeding in the putamen is more common.  (See References)

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D) White matter of the parietal, frontal, or temporal lobes

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Lobar hemorrhages are common, but they are not as common as hemorrhages near the putamen.  (See References)

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E) Pons

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The pons is a common location for hypertensive hemorrhages, but bleeds in the putamen are more common.  (See References)

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References:

1. Victor, M., and Ropper, A.H. (2001). Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York. (ISBN:0070674973)Advertising:
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Hypertensive hemorrhage
Question ID: 011008024
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 01/10/2008
Modified: 01/10/2008
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