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Benign brainstem hematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  517117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brainstem hematoma is generally considered a very rare condition with a grave prognosis. This report presents two patients with extensive brainstem hematomas who both recovered without major sequele. A brainstem hematoma is often impossible to differentiate from an infarction despite angiographic and cerebrospinal fluid examinations, but is readily disclosed by computerized tomography. It is suggested that the seriousness of the prognosis in brainstem hematoma may earlier have been exaggerated as there may have been a tendency to classify cases exhibiting a good recovery as infarcts, while the diagnosis hematoma was reserved for cases verified at autopsy.
J Brismar; B Hindfelt; O Nilsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0001-6314     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-28     Completed Date:  1980-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Stem / radiography*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Hematoma / diagnosis,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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