Metastic tumor presenting as intracerebral hemorrhage. Report of 6 cases examined by computed tomography

Radiology. 1977 Jul;124(1):109-12. doi: 10.1148/124.1.109.


Six patients with intracranial metastases were studied with computed tomography (CT). The initial appearance suggested cerebral hemorrhage. Atypical location, contrast enhancement, or multiplicity proved helpful in differentiating tumors from other causes of intracerebral hemorrhage. Four patients showed contrast enhancement and 3 had multiple lesions. Metastases with associated intracerebral hematoma may simulate a spontaneous hematoma.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging*
  • Choriocarcinoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Melanoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Pregnancy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Uterine Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging