Atraumatic subdural hematoma associated with pre-eclampsia

J Matern Fetal Med. Mar-Apr 1997;6(2):93-5. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6661(199703/04)6:2<93::AID-MFM5>3.0.CO;2-K.

Abstract

A patient with pre-eclampsia at 31.7 weeks' gestation developed focal neurologic signs. Computerized tomography revealed a large cranial subdural hematoma. A subdural hematoma should be considered in any pre-eclamptic patient demonstrating lateralizing neurologic symptoms. Despite adequate treatment, an atraumatic subdural hematoma associated with pre-eclampsia carries a poor maternal prognosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Headache
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnosis*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / etiology*
  • Hematuria
  • Humans
  • Labor, Induced
  • Magnesium Sulfate / administration & dosage
  • Magnesium Sulfate / adverse effects
  • Male
  • Oxytocin / therapeutic use
  • Platelet Count
  • Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prognosis
  • Proteinuria
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Oxytocin
  • Magnesium Sulfate