[Non-lethal brain stem hematomas in hypertensive patients].

  title={[Non-lethal brain stem hematomas in hypertensive patients].},
  author={A Morel-Maroger and J L Metzger and J M Bories and Denis Gardeur and J B Verger and Martin No{\"e}l},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  volume={138 5},
Brain stem hemorrhages (peduncular, pontine, medullary) were demonstrated by CT scan in hypertensive patients, the outcome being favorable without surgical intervention. Such lesions are considered as being usually massive and fatal. A review of the literature show that hemorrhages in the brain stem represent 5 to 9 p. cent of intraparenchymatous hemorrhages, and are usually located in the pons. A favorable course was known to occur before the use of computed tomography: the rare cases… CONTINUE READING


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