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Transient blindness in pregnancy induced hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8172527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sudden blindness in pregnancy is a devastating experience for the patient, her family and the treating obstetrician. Four cases of cortical blindness with pregnancy induced hypertension are presented, seen at the General Hospital Kota Bharu, Kelantan, in 1990. The incidence at the GHKB was 1: 1559 (4 cases out of 6,237 deliveries) which is higher as compared to neighbouring Singapore. The pathophysiology of this condition is still not well understood, though it is hoped that newer sophisticated imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scan, and blood flow waveform analysis by Doppler ultrasound will throw some light on the subject. Two of our cases presented with antepartum and two with postpartum cortical blindness. Therefore, termination of pregnancy alone may not provide the solution to this therapeutic dilemma.
S Achanna; D Monga; Sivagnanam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Oceania journal of obstetrics and gynaecology / AOFOG     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0389-2328     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Oceania J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-02     Completed Date:  1994-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102781     Medline TA:  Asia Oceania J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Hospital, Kelantan, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Therapeutic
Blindness / etiology*
Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
Puerperal Disorders / etiology

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