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BOF: 3.57

 

A 67-year-old male presents to the accident and emergency department with a history of headache, vomiting and unsteadiness on his feet. He also complains of dizziness and has slurred speech He is a known hypertensive and is on atenolol and bendroflumethiazide.

He is transferred to the medical admissions unit and you are called to see him. You find him to be drowsy and unable to cooperate with a full neurological examination. His blood pressure is 220/130

The most likely cause of this patientís condition is:

 

a)      Cerebellar haemorrhage

 

b)      Intracerebral haemorrhage

 

c)      Pontine haemorrhage

 

d)     Intraventricular haemorrhage

 

e)      Subarachnoid haemorrhage

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