I61.5: Intracerebral haemorrhage, intraventricular
You have had a bleed in your brain. You have had a bleed in the cavities filled with spinal fluid.
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.
There are cavities with cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, around the brain and around the spinal cord. Among other things, the cerebrospinal fluid cushions the brain and spinal cord during knocks and also nourishes the brain cells. You have had a bleed in the cavities filled with spinal fluid.
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. One may lose consciousness, for example, or no longer be able to move properly.
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
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