, Volume 44, Issue 11, pp 912-914

Unusually quick resorption of an intracerebral hemorrhage in congenital afibrinogenemia

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Neuroimaging diagnostics of cerebral hemorrhage in congenitally afibrinogenic patients may be compromised by different pitfalls. We describe the case of a 28-year-old patient with the diagnosis of congenital afibrinogenemia who suffered a large intracerebral hemorrhage. Initial cerebral computed tomography showed typical bleeding, but follow-up cerebral CT scans 1 and 2 weeks later revealed an unusually quick and subtotal resorption of hemorrhage with only a small hypodense lesion within the former bleeding area left. Imaging findings and differential diagnosis are discussed with respect to previous reports about intracerebral hemorrhage in afibrinogenemia.

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