I61.1: Intracerebral haemorrhage in hemisphere, cortical

You have had a bleed in your brain. The brain hemorrhage is in the cortex.

There are many blood vessels in the brain. You have had a bleed from a blood vessel. As a result, the brain tissue can no longer be properly supplied with blood. There are various risk factors that favor a bleed in the brain. A common cause is persistent high blood pressure. The high blood pressure damages the blood vessels in the brain. The blood vessels become stiff and can no longer adjust to the blood pressure. Then, if the blood pressure is particularly high, the blood vessels can rupture and the blood penetrates the brain tissue.

The brain is made up of several parts. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain. This is where thinking, feeling and planning of movements takes place. The cerebrum is made up of an outer layer called the cerebral cortex and an inner layer known as white matter. You have had a bleed in your cortex.

When someone has a stroke, brain tissue is damaged. A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. A brain hemorrhage may result in various problems. For example, you may no longer be able to move various muscles properly, or to speak properly.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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