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Thalamic Intracerebral Hemorrhage - Intraparenchymal - Case 2

A 45 year-old hypertensive man developed right sided numbness which slowly worsened over 2 hours.  A lacunar stroke was suspected.

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Axial CT scan: note - there is a small hemorrhage in the region of the left thalamus. With very small hemorrhages, there is no associated headache, nausea or vomiting. A small hemorrhage can easily mimic a small ischemic stroke clinically.

Revised 05/19/06.
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