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June 1938

PRIMARY VENTRICULAR HEMORRHAGEFURTHER CONTRIBUTION TO A CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOM GROUP

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;39(6):1272-1276. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270060162008
Abstract

In a previous study of ventricular hemorrhage based on an anatomic clinical survey of twelve cases, of both extraventricular and primary ventricular types, an effort was made to find a differential picture for diagnostic purposes.1 Three additional cases of the primary ventricular type are submitted here. The clinical course of events and the verification of anatomic lesions at autopsy enable me to amplify the diagnostic statement made in the first study, the characteristic symptom group described which remains essentially corroborated.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —M. D., a laborer aged 55, who was obese, had complained of a slight headache for a few days. The sugar content of the blood was 170 mg., and the blood pressure 175 systolic and 100 diastolic. On returning from work, he suddenly fell unconscious. Half an hour later convulsive seizures appeared in the left arm and leg, which lasted only a fraction of

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