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Cerebral hemorrhage

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A cerebral hemorrhage is bleeding directly into the brain parenchyma (tissue) itself, otherwise known as hemorrhagic stroke. This is different from intracranial hemorrhage which is bleeding within the skull (cranium).

Among causes of cerebral hemorrhage are brain aneurysm, ruptured aneurysm, arteriosclerosis, cerebral arteriosclerosis, brain injury, head injury, congenital artery defect. It can also happen as a complication of hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, or whooping cough.

Hemorrhagic strokes account for 10-15% of all strokes. The mortality and long-term morbidity prognosis is generally worse for hemorrhagic strokes than embolic strokes.

The investigation of choice remains a CT scan of the brain.

Notable people who died of cerebral hemorrhage

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