[Eclampsia in the late postpartum. Contribution of x-ray computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 1992;148(3):221-4.
[Article in French]


A 28-year-old woman developed late post-partum eclampsia. CT scan showed focal cortical hypodensities and diffuse and bilateral hypodensity of the hemispheric white matter. These lesions were hypointense on T1-weighted sequences and hyperintense on T2-weighted sequences. The CT and MRI abnormalities resolved completely within a few weeks. These changes are similar to those which occur with the more common prepartum eclampsia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Eclampsia / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
  • Puerperal Disorders / etiology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed