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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 4 ( December, 2015 ) > List of Articles


A Rare Case of Bilateral Spontaneous Intracerebral Haemorrhage Presenting With Left Hemiplegia: A Case Report

AK Joy, Annada Sankar Mohes, Th Bidyarani, L Dorendrojit Singh, Aten Jongky

Citation Information : Joy A, Mohes AS, Bidyarani T, Singh LD, Jongky A. A Rare Case of Bilateral Spontaneous Intracerebral Haemorrhage Presenting With Left Hemiplegia: A Case Report. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2015; 26 (4):109-110.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-26-4-109

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Haemorrhage is responsible for around 11% of stroke syndrome. Haemorrhage usually occurs at a single site. However, it can be at multiple sites in some specific conditions i.e. coagulopathy, vascular malformation, malignancy etc. A 56-year-old male with left sided hemiplegia was admitted in the rehabilitation ward of RIMS, Imphal. He was hypertensive and was on irregular medication for that. He was also an alcoholic and chronic smoker for last 20 years. Patient was conscious and clinical examination revealed left 7th and 12th cranial nerve involvement with left hemiplegia. Non-contrast CT scan of brain revealed right thalamus and left basal ganglia haemorrhages. Thorough history and investigations did not reveal any aetiology for bilateral haemorrhage. Patient was treated with conservative management and improvement was noticed in serial follow-ups. There are very few case reports about bilateral spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage associated with other diseases like migraine, Japanese encephalitis etc. Cause of bilateral haemorrhage in our case is doubtful.

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