Neurological complications

A variety of neurological complications can be associated with eclampsia. Transient deficits, including cortical blindness, occur in up to 3 per cent of cases ( Sibai

1990; Douglas...and Redman 1994). Cerebrovascular hemorrhage is less common but may lead to prolonged coma or death (D9.y.9ias...,§n.d...,.R.e.d.m.§.D 1994). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is abnormal in under 50 per cent of cases, with the most common findings being cortical and subcortical areas of high signal intensity on T2-weighted images in the posterior parietal and occipital lobes, particularly in the vascular watershed areas. These appearances are consistent with hypoxia-induced edema. Cerebral imaging (MRI or CT) is not indicated in patients with uncomplicated eclampsia. However, imaging is necessary to exclude hemorrhage and other serious abnormalities in women with focal neurological deficits or prolonged coma.

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