Discussion started by Sumer Sethi 8 years ago
This is a case of 68yr old man with old history of right frontal bleed presented with fresh bleed in the same area for which he was operated. Following he developed a left frontal heamtoma. Reoperated on the other side. Following which he had a left parietal hematoma. Diagnosis of CAA was kept and was confirmed histopathologically by congo red staining. Serial CT scans were done, all this happened within a month.

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) refers to the deposition of b -amyloid in the media and adventitia of small- and mid-sized arteries (and less frequently, veins) of the cerebral cortex and the leptomeninges. It is a component of any disorder in which amyloid is deposited in the brain, and it is not associated with systemic amyloidosis. CAA has been recognized as one of the morphologic hallmarks of Alzheimer disease (AD), but it is also often found in the brains of elderly patients who are neurologically healthy. While often asymptomatic, CAA may lead to dementia, intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), or transient neurologic events. ICH is the most recognized result of CAA.
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Roland Talanow
Roland Talanow
Where can I find this case? Is this one in your blogs? I saw an excellent one on your blogspot site (sumerdoc.blogspot.com/). Would be great if some pictures could be also uploaded in "My Cases". The purpose of this section is to create (ideally) a comprehensive case database to find whatever you need.
8 years ago
Melike Guryildirim
Melike Guryildirim
Thanks for the information. I saw only one case when I was a student.
8 years ago
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