Non-Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage

  • Etiology: trauma, anticoagulation, aneurysm rupture (anterior communicating artery), arteriovenous malformation
  • Imaging: blood within ventricular system, if etiology is uncertain perform MRI and MRA or CTA to look for vascular causes
  • Complications: communicating hydrocephalus
  • Treatment: may require VP shunt

Radiology Cases of Non-Neonatal Intraventicular Hemorrhage

CT of intraventricular hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and cerebral atrophy in a patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Axial CT without contrast of the brain shows mixed-density fluid in the left lateral ventricle posteriorly and mixed-density fluid in the left parietal-occipital lobe. There is also diffuse prominence of the sulci and ventricular system.