BRAIN - Cerebellar haemorrhage

The specimen of the cerebal hemispheres and pons has been cut parallel to the base of the brain. There is obvious haemorrhage in the posterior part of the left cerebellar hemisphere with petechiae at the periphery; further petechiae apparent in the brain stem. The blood vessels at the base of the brain show no atheroma. In this instance, there are petechiae and a massive haemorrhage which relate to this woman's pancytopaenia; the cause of the pancytopaenia does not appear to have been elucidated.