Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1254--1256

An unusual cause of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome


Biplab Das1, Gaurav Goel1, Anshu Mahajan1, Atma Ram Bansal2, Harsh Sapra3, Ajaya Nanda Jha4 
1 Department of Neurointervention, Institute of Neuroscience, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Neurology, Institute of Neuroscience, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
3 Department of Neuroanesthesia, Institute of Neuroscience, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neuroscience, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gaurav Goel
Department of Neurointervention, Institute of Neuroscience, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana
India

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical radiographic diagnosis of heterogeneous etiologies. The pathogenesis of PRES remains unclear, but may be related to impaired cerebral autoregulation and endothelial dysfunction. We present a case of intravascular nonionic contrast-induced PRES observed after cerebral angiography. The index patient was a follow-up case of large vertebrobasilar artery-dissecting aneurysm for which endovascular coiling was done 6 months back. She improved completely within a week. Contrast-induced PRES is a reversible benign condition, knowledge of which is crucial for appropriate management.


How to cite this article:
Das B, Goel G, Mahajan A, Bansal AR, Sapra H, Jha AN. An unusual cause of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.Asian J Neurosurg 2018;13:1254-1256


How to cite this URL:
Das B, Goel G, Mahajan A, Bansal AR, Sapra H, Jha AN. An unusual cause of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 26 ];13:1254-1256
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