BRAIN - Cerebral haemorrhage

A brain cut to show a massive left-sided cerebral haemorrhage. The convolutions, particularly on the left, are flattened; the ventricular system is distorted, and there is a large area of haemorrhage in the left caudate nucleus extending into the ventricular system.
This woman was admitted to hospital at the age of 57, following collapse while pushing a stalled car; she had a right hemiplegia and was aphasic. She died some six hours after admission. At autopsy, the heart weighed 630 g., and the kidneys showed, on microscopy, hypertensive arteriolar changes.