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Brain in eclampsia: MR imaging with clinical correlation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2068315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cranial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed on eight consecutive patients with generalized tonic-clonic seizures caused by eclampsia. Each patient underwent serial neurologic examinations until all symptoms resolved. Six of those eight patients underwent follow-up MR imaging. These patients were compared with those in previous case reports of MR imaging abnormalities of the brain in eclampsia. MR imaging typically demonstrates bilateral hyperintense lesions on T2-weighted images and iso- to hypointense lesions on T1-weighted images. MR imaging abnormalities are most commonly located in the distribution of the posterior cerebral circulation and are associated with visual disturbances. Basal ganglia and deep white matter lesions are less common and are associated with mental status changes. Most lesions seen at MR imaging in patients with eclampsia are reversible.
Authors:
T G Sanders; D A Clayman; L Sanchez-Ramos; F S Vines; L Russo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  180     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-09     Completed Date:  1991-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville 32209.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Brain / pathology*
Cerebellum / pathology
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
Eclampsia / complications,  pathology*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
Occipital Lobe / pathology
Parietal Lobe / pathology
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy
Prospective Studies
Vision Disorders / etiology

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