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Neurologic involvement in hypertensive disease of pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1945196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neurologic manifestations of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) vary from diffuse symptoms such as headache and confusion to focal signs such as paralysis and visual loss. Recognition of the neurologic symptoms associated with PIH is essential for early diagnosis of severe preeclampsia and eclampsia. The recent advances in neuroradiologic imaging, including the use of computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have greatly enhanced our understanding of the correlation between neurologic complaints and neuroanatomic pathological changes characteristic of preeclampsia and eclampsia. The aim of this review is to summarize the current knowledge on the pathophysiologic changes in the central nervous system (CNS) caused by PIH. The diagnostic possibilities offered by new imaging techniques are emphasized.
Authors:
M Royburt; D S Seidman; D M Serr; S Mashiach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrical & gynecological survey     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0029-7828     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-26     Completed Date:  1991-12-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401007     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  656-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology
Cerebral Angiography
Eclampsia / complications*
Electroencephalography
Female
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
Pregnancy
Spinal Puncture
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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