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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance of Intracranial Hemorrhage Secondary to Cerebral Vascular Malformation in a Dog

Thomas W.B., Adams W.H., Mcgavin M.D., et al.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound, 1997. 38(5): p.371-5.

A 14-year-old dog developed an acute onset of depression, disorientation, left hemiparesis,left hemianopia, left facial hypoesthesia, and a tendency to turn to the right. Based on these findings, a lesion affecting the right forebrain was suspected. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass within the right cerebral hemisphere resulting in compression of the right lateral ventricle and shifting the longitudinal fissure to the left. The lesion was hyperintense on T1-weighted images and hyperintense with focal regions of hypointensity on proton density-, and T2-weighted images, consistent with a subacute hemorrhage. At necropsy, there was a hematoma in the parietal portion of the right cerebral hemisphere. The hemorrhage was surrounded by numerous thin-walled veins, most likely a venous malformation. Magnetic resonance imaging of intracranial hemorrhage is reviewed.