Intracerebral hematoma simulating a new growth

Shinn Zong Lin, Chun Jen Shih, Yeou Chih Wang, Shin Han Tsai

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Three cases of organized intracerebral hematomas presented slowly progressive neurological deficits and hence mimicked brain tumors. Computed tomography scanning revealed ring enhancement of intracerebral mass lesions with midline shift. Angiographic studies showed avascular mass lesions. Soft, well-encapsulated, organized, large intracerebral hematomas with feeding arteries on their capsules were removed surgically. The lesions contained fresh and old hemorrhages. It is presumed that the feeding artery caused slowly continuous bleeding, thus causing these intracerebral hematomas to grow in a manner that made their clinical picture simulate that of intracerebral neoplasms. Their pathogenesis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-464
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain neoplasms
  • Cerebral arteries
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Head injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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