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‘Pseudo Wine Glass’ Radiological Appearance of Intracranial Haemorrhage as a Result of Chemotherapy-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Red Cell Sedimentation

Authors
Journal
Case Reports in Oncology
1662-6575
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000322283
Keywords
  • Published: November 2010
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

The radiological features of intracranial haemorrhage are well described in the literature, but atypical appearances can sometimes develop. We report a case of chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia resulting in fatal intracranial haemorrhage in a man undergoing autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation. The CT showed an unusual appearance, with separation of blood products and fluid within the haemorrhage leading to a wine-glass-shaped outline in the image. This case draws attention to this uncommon radiological finding and emphasises the risks of allosensitisation following chemotherapy and peripheral stem cell transplantation.

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