Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Early Postpartum Women: A Case Report RD01-RD02
Dr. Vinod S Patil,
Post Graduate Student, Department of Radiology, BLDEUâ€™s Shri BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur-586103, Karnataka, India.
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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare acute neurologic condition, characterized by acute neurological symptoms. The radiological findings are predominantly seen in the posterior cerebral hemispheres and are reversible with appropriate management. We are reporting a case of a 21-year-old woman (primigravida), who presented with loss of vision, head ache and vomiting on 2nd day of post-caesarean section. Caesarean section was done due to fetal distress. On examination, patient appeared drowsy but arousable, had a blood pressure of 140/114 mmHg, rest of the examination was unremarkable. CT and MRI brain was performed to rule out cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and cortical blindness; imaging and clinical findings were suggestive of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). She was treated successfully with antihypertensives and showed dramatic improvement.