Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome due to Eclampsia in Term Pregnancy
We report a 30 years primigravidae presented in term pregnancy with eclampsia with intrauterine foetal death and underwent
instrumental delivery. Peripartum management of eclampsia is always challenging for anaesthesiologist and obstretrician. The
case was managed under general anaesthesia and kept on mechanical ventilation for three days. Postpartum cranial computed
tomography revealed low attenuated area in right basal ganglia. Low attenuated area in bilateral frontal and parietal lobes with
subtle gyral high density in bilateral frontal lobes. Report was suggestive of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.
Clinical improvement was observed with supportive treatment and extubated on the third postpartum day. Posterior reversible
encephalopathy syndrome is a cliniconeuroradiological syndrome associated with the various conditions including severe
hypertension and seizures. Eclampsia is one of the most important causes of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.
Keywords: eclampsia; posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome; preeclampsia.
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