Imaging intracranial hemorrhage – Case 7 – Venous infarct

Whenever you see hemorrhage in an unusual distribution, such as bilateral involvement, or involvement across vascular boundaries, you might think about venous infarct. Venous infarcts are often characterized by hemorrhage in unusual distribution or location.

When you are suspicious, you should look closely at the veins on MRI as well as consider CT venogram or MR venogram. This patient has hemorrhage in the left occipital lobe and left cerebellum, with hemorrhage in the left transverse sinus. The unusual edema in the right basal ganglia is also a clue.

The level of this lecture is appropriate for medical students, junior residents, and trainees in other specialties who have an interest in neuroradiology or may see patients with intracranial hemorrhage or stroke.

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