What is the role of MRI in the evaluation of eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Abnormal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the head have been reported in up to 90% of women imaged. These include an increased signal at the gray-white matter junction on T2-weighted images, as well as cortical edema and hemorrhage. The syndrome of posterior reversible encephalopathy (PRES), indicative of central vasogenic edema, has been increasingly recognized as a component of eclampsia. [16]


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