Occipital-parietal encephalopathy: a new name for an old syndrome

Pediatr Neurol. 1997 Feb;16(2):145-8. doi: 10.1016/s0887-8994(96)00292-5.

Abstract

A boy presented with hypertension, seizures, lethargy, headache, and occipital blindness. He improved with antihypertensive therapy. Other reported children with a similar distinctive clinical condition are compared with adults with a syndrome termed reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy. Because both gray and white matter are involved, we suggest that the name be changed to occipital-parietal encephalopathy syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blindness / physiopathology
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Headache / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Occipital Lobe / pathology
  • Occipital Lobe / physiopathology*
  • Parietal Lobe / pathology
  • Parietal Lobe / physiopathology*
  • Seizures / physiopathology
  • Syndrome