Amyloid angiopathy causing widespread miliary haemorrhages within the brain evident on MRI

Neuroradiology. 1998 May;40(5):308-11. doi: 10.1007/s002340050590.


The case of a 70-year-old woman with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is presented. MRI of the head showed widespread miliary foci of haemorrhage within the cerebrum and cerebellum, with some additional linear lesions within the cerebral cortex and patchy lesions in the white matter. This is in contrast to the more usual pattern of intracranial haemorrhage in CAA, i.e., a lobar haematoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Cortex / pathology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Hemosiderin / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Neurologic Examination


  • Hemosiderin