Fast Five Quiz: Intracranial Hemorrhage

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


May 01, 2019

Intracranial hemorrhage is the pathologic accumulation of blood within the cranial vault. An intracranial hemorrhage may occur within the brain parenchyma or the surrounding meningeal spaces. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), one type of intracranial hemorrhage, refers to bleeding into the parenchyma and extension of parenchymal bleeding into the ventricles (ie, intraventricular hemorrhage). Subarachnoid hemorrhage, another type of intracranial hemorrhage, occurs when there is an extravasation of blood into the subarachnoid space between the pial and arachnoid membranes.

ICH accounts for approximately 8%-13% of all cerebrovascular accidents that result from a wide spectrum of disorders. ICH is more likely to result in death or major disability than ischemic stroke or subarachnoid hemorrhage.

How much do you know about the etiology and diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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