Intracranial Haemorrhage

CEREBRAL AMYLOID ANGIOPATHY Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), although usually asymptomatic, is an important cause of primary lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in the elderly and should be suspected in those with a spontaneous lobar haemorrhage particularly if there is not associated hypertension; it is relatively unusual in individuals younger than 60 years. CAA can occur as a sporadic disorder, with or without associated Alzheimer disease (frequently co-exist), or as a familial syndrome. CAA is characterized by the deposition of congophilic material in small to medium-sized blood vessels of the brain and leptomeninges. This weakens the structure of the vessel wall and…...

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