Computerized tomographic definition of mesencephalic hematoma with evacuation through pedunculotomy

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✓ A 10-year-old boy, who presented with symptoms of a progressive hemorrhagic stroke, had suffered a spontaneous midbrain hematoma. The extent of the clot was detailed by computerized tomography and the lesion was surgically removed through pedunculotomy.

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    Computerized tomography scan defining the mesencephalic hematoma.

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    Left subtemporal surgical exploration. The hematoma can be identified above the superior cerebellar artery and within the basis pedunculi.

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    Postoperative computerized tomography scan, 7 months following evacuation of the hematoma.

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