What does this mean... 1.Cerebellar Haemorrage 2.Metasbatic choriocarcinoma?
- 18 Oct 2017 by Rosie1980
- 19 October 2017
- headache, choriocarcinoma, death
Hi I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me what these phrases mean. Its on my mother's death certificate and I'd just like to know what they actually mean.
My mother suffered severe headaches and was in hospital but the doctor kept telling her it was all in her imagination and told her to go home. My father demanded a head scan,eventually the doctor said ok but when they took her to scan she collapsed and died shortly after. We've always been told she died from a brain haemorrage. Her brother and uncle died from Brain Haemorrage as well,I think they had other conditions also which I'm led to believe brought on the haemorrage.
I'd appreciate if anyone could explain these conditions to me.
My mother had my younger brother he was born prematurely, 6 months before she died I'm not sure if that's relevant. Id appreciate any info on these cobditions as its very confusing to understand when i look it up its list as:
Cause of death
Thank you for any help.
Sorry for your loss.
1) A cerebral haemorrage means that a blood vessel in the cerebellum (the brain) started losing blood and leaking it into the brain. This can cause headaches when the bloods escaping gets stuck between the soft brain tissue and the Dura matter, causing a lot of pressure on the brain tissue.
2) I will assume you meant "Metastatic" and not "Metasbatic". A Chriocarcinoma is a cancer that affects the Uterus, it causes stem cells that would usually become the placenta ( the part of the female's reproductive system that is responsible for feeding the fetus) to grow abnormally. The "Metastatic" part means that the cancer was spreading to other organs of the body. A Choriocarcinoma happens during or right after pregnancy.
If it is any consolation at all, by the time she had headaches it was all over anyway. Your mom would have had multiple brain metastases leading to the fatal hemorrhage. The cancer she had takes no prisoners.
Sorry for your loss. :-(
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