Which findings on MRI are characteristic of preeclampsia?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Carson, MD; Chief Editor: Edward H Springel, MD, FACOG  more...
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The classic finding of preeclampsia on T2-weighted images is bilateral occipital bright spots that represent focal edema. This is also known as posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome, and it is similar to the changes observed when a nonpregnant patient has hypertensive encephalopathy.


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