The specimen consists of a brain slice sectioned in the coronal plane. There is an extensive area
of haemorrhagic infarction involving the right parietal region and the cingulate gyrus. The
adjacent white matter and basal ganglia are swollen and there is compression of the adjacent
lateral ventricle. The septum pellucidum and corpus callosum are displaced to the left of the
This 66-year-old man was admitted in a comatose state. On examination upgoing
plantars were noted on the left side. He had a past history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
He died within 72 hour having not regained consciousness.