What is posterior fossa haemorrhage?

What is posterior fossa haemorrhage?

Posterior fossa hematomas are life-threatening hemorrhages that affect the structures of the posterior fossa (cerebellum and the brainstem) and can cause coma and death in severe cases.

What is the main difference between an intracerebral hemorrhage and a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Intraparenchymal hemorrhage (IPH; Figure 1) refers to nontraumatic bleeding into the brain parenchyma. (Intracerebral hemorrhage, often abbreviated ICH, is used more often in the clinical literature.) Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) refers to bleeding into the space between the pia and the arachnoid membranes.

What is intra cerebellar hemorrhage?

Cerebellar hemorrhage or hematoma is a type of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) where the bleeding is located in the posterior fossa or cerebellum and accounts for 9% to 10% of all ICH. [1] The posterior fossa is a small space in the skull containing the brainstem and cerebellum.

What is pontine hemorrhage?

Pontine hemorrhage, a form of intracranial hemorrhage, is most commonly due to long standing poorly-controlled chronic hypertension. It carries a very poor prognosis.

Is intracranial and intracerebral same?

Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), also known as intracranial bleed, is bleeding within the skull. Subtypes are intracerebral bleeds (intraventricular bleeds and intraparenchymal bleeds), subarachnoid bleeds, epidural bleeds, and subdural bleeds. More often than not it ends in a lethal outcome.

What is the most common type of intracranial hemorrhage?

There are three types of intracerebral hemorrhage. The most common is a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which occurs under the arachnoid layer on the meninges (the protective layers around the brain and spine). These subarachnoid hemorrhages usually occur as the result of an accident or other head trauma, or an aneurysm.

Is intracerebral and intracranial the same?

It is important to understand the difference between the terms intracranial hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. The former refers to all bleeding occurring within the skull, while the latter indicates bleeding within the brain parenchyma. All intracranial hemorrhages (ICH) share some classic clinical features.

Is Intraparenchymal the same as intracerebral hemorrhage?

Intraparenchymal hemorrhage (IPH) is one form of intracerebral bleeding in which there is bleeding within brain parenchyma. The other form is intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Intraparenchymal hemorrhage accounts for approximately 8-13% of all strokes and results from a wide spectrum of disorders.