Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Sagar Shetty


Young woman presents with four episodes of convulsions.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

FLAIR sequences shows abnormal hyperintensity in the frontal, parietal and occipital subcortical regions.There is no diffusion restriction.No abnormal enhancement is seen on post contrast study.

MR vengography appears normal. No evidence of dural venous thrombosis.

Case Discussion

This patient had undergone a caesarian section 3 days previously and was hypertensive.

The imaging features and clinical history are consistent with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)

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Case information

rID: 52452
Case created: 8th Apr 2017
Last edited: 2nd Feb 2018
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