MR demonstration of reversible brain abnormalities in eclampsia

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Mar-Apr 1989;13(2):310-2. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198903000-00023.


A 24-year-old woman with eclamptic convulsions during her 25th week of gestation is presented. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple hyperintense foci within the cerebral cortex, most likely related to cerebral ischemia and edema. The MR abnormalities resolved completely within 1 week.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / etiology
  • Brain Diseases / pathology*
  • Eclampsia / complications
  • Eclampsia / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Pregnancy
  • Time Factors