Ultra-early magnetic resonance imaging findings of eclampsia

Kazuma Nakagawa*, Farzaneh A. Sorond, Allan H. Ropper

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Objective: To report the very early magnetic resonance imaging features of eclampsia. Design: Case report. Setting: Inpatient neurology service. Patient: A 35-year-old woman who developed late postpartum eclampsia with cerebral edema, caudate hemorrhage, and ischemic strokes. Main Outcome Measure: Very early magnetic resonance imaging features. Results: Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium showed posterior sulcal hyperintensity and leptomeningeal enhancement preceding the development of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, hemorrhage, and ischemic strokes by days. Conclusion: Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium shows early characteristic findings that precede the more classic clinical presentation of eclampsia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)974-976
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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