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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is subcortical hemorrhage?

Subcortical hemorrhage refers to bleeding in the subcortical region of the brain. Causes include hereditary abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain, hypertension and trauma. It is a type of stroke. This is a life-threatening emergency and requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of subcortical hemorrhage

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Headache

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • Blurred vision

  • The arm and leg on one side is weaker and harder to move than the other

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

Questions your doctor may ask to check for subcortical hemorrhage

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose subcortical hemorrhage

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Are you unable to move the left or right side of your body?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Do you have blurry vision?

Treatment for subcortical hemorrhage

Subcortical hemorrhage requires immediate medical attention and hospitalization. Immediate treatment may involve relieving pressure built up in the brain due to the accumulation of blood from the bleed, stopping the bleed by sealing up blood vessels and/or medications to lower blood pressure. Rehabilitation, other therapies and lifestyle modifications are required.

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References

  • Lee SY, Han SH. Relationship Between Subcortical Hemorrhage Size and Characteristics of Dysphagia. Dysphagia. 2019 Apr;34(2):155-160. doi: 10.1007/s00455-018-9938-z. Epub 2018 Aug 25. PMID: 30145736.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00455-018-9938-z

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