CT findings in eclampsia

Neuroradiology. 1985;27(4):313-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00339563.


Cranial CT was performed in five patients with eclampsia: densitometric modifications were present in all cases. Only one patient, who later died, displayed multiple foci of cerebral haemorrhage; all others presented bilateral, symmetrical, nonenhancing hypodensities with mass effect interpreted as cerebral oedema. At CT performed 7-14 days after interruption of the pregnancy, these characteristic hypodense lesions were no longer present while neurological symptoms disappeared.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Edema / diagnostic imaging*
  • Eclampsia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*