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Basal Ganglia Herniation into Fourth Ventricle

     Mensura Altumbabic, Marc R Del Bigio and Scott Sutherland

Abstract:   Background: Transtentorial herniation of large cerebral fragments is a rare phenomenon. Method: Case Study. Results: Examination of the brain of a 35-year-old male showed massive intracerebral hemorrhage resulting in displacement of basal ganglia components into the fourth ventricle. Conclusion: Sufficiently rapid intracerebral bleeding can dissect fragments of cerebrum and displace them long distances across the tentorial opening.

Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 1997; 24: 62-63


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