Multiple brain infarcts associated with severe preeclampsia

Veronica L. Schimp, Mordechai Hallak, Karoline S. Puder, Noorhan Orabi, Bernard Gonik

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Abstract

Posterior occipital and parietal lobe infarcts shown by computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging have been associated with eclampsia. Graywhite matter, infarct-like lesions of the right basal ganglia, right posterior parietal, and left posterior parieto-occipital lobes were found by CT scan in a patient at 26 weeks gestation with severe preeclampsia and neurologic deficits. A magnetic resonance image taken 3 days postpartum had similar abnormalities, despite total resolution of the patient's symptomatology. A repeat CT scan performed 6 weeks postpartum showed complete resolution of the multiple infarctions. This is a unique case report that describes these severe brain-imaging findings in a patient with severe preeclampsia and neurologic deficits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • Brain infarcts
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Severe preeclampsia

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