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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome following caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia

Publisher : Indian journal of anaesthesia

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Anaesthesiology

Year : 2014

Abstract : Complaints of headache in a patient after spinal anaesthesia usually arouses the suspicion of postdural puncture headache. Similarly, the first diagnosis which comes to our minds if there is development of seizures in a patient following caesarean section will be eclampsia. Though cases of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) at term are reported,[1] we tend to overlook this increasingly reported neurologic syndrome. It is gaining more and more importance as timely diagnosis and proper treatment results in complete recovery without any permanent neurological sequelae.

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