Prognosis in solitary intraventricular haemorrhage. Clinical and computed tomographic observations

Acta Neurol Scand. 1989 Jul;80(1):1-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1989.tb03833.x.


Isolated intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) in the absence of parenchymal haematoma is unusual. Fifteen patients with solitary IVH among 170 with intracranial haemorrhage were studied. Clinical details and computed tomographic features were analysed to evaluate the prognostic significance of various clinical and CT parameters. Outcome is affected by hypertension, level of consciousness, clinical progression, pupillary changes and restriction of eye movements. Factors found on CT to have prognostic significance included degree of ventricular bleed, presence of cisternal bleed, hydrocephalus and cerebral atrophy.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / mortality
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*