BRAIN - Right-sided haemorrhage in the region of the internal capsule

The specimen shows a haemorrhagic area in the region of the right internal capsule with some swelling of the right side of the brain and distortion of the ventricle.
This man was admitted at the age of 68 with a 6-8 week history of increasing memory loss and increasing unsteadiness. He was hypertensive (180/110) and showed evidence of moderate renal impairment. His blood pressure rose further and he developed decreased tone in the left leg; a CT scan showed the present lesion. He deteriorated further, developing bronchopneumonia from which he died.