Archive | January 2013

Hypertensive haemorrhage – high blood pressure is the most…

Hypertensive haemorrhage – high blood pressure is the most common cause of primary intracerebral haemorrhage (also known as haemorrhagic stroke). Typical locations include:

This short educational video comes to you courtesy of Dr Frank Gaillard and the RadiologyChannel.

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Caput medusae – a clinical and radiological sign seen in…

Caput medusae – a clinical and radiological sign seen in severe portal hypertension. It describes distended and engorged paraumbilical veins radiating from the umbilicus across the abdominal wall to join systemic veins creating portal-systemic anastomoses. The appearance is reminiscent of Medusa, a gorgon of Greek mythology, who was encountered and defeated by Perseus. Pictured is ‘Medusa’ by Caravaggio painted in 1595.  

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