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.