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.