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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and venous thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21111130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) and venous thrombosis are frequently encountered first in the emergency setting and share some common characteristics. The clinical presentation in both entities is vague, and the brain parenchymal findings of PRES syndrome may resemble those of venous thrombosis in some ways. Both entities often occur in a bilateral posterior distribution and may be associated with reversible parenchymal findings if the inciting factor is treated. These diagnoses should be at the forefront of the differential diagnosis when confronted with otherwise unexplained brain edema, among other findings described in this article.
Bojan D Petrovic; Alexander J Nemeth; Erin N McComb; Matthew T Walker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1557-8275     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Neuroradiology Section, Department of Radiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology,  radiography
Brain Edema / diagnosis,  etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  diagnosis*

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