Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 7 Issue 8

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) in a Normotensive Pregnant Patient into Labour: A Case Report

Sofia Tsiapakidou1*, Eleftherios Klonos1, Stella Chondromatidou2, Grigoris F Grimbizis1and Theodoros D Theodoridis1

1Professor, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Radiology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Ring Road-Nea Efkarpia, Thessaloniki, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Sofia Tsiapakidou, Professor, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Received: December 08, 2022; Published: July 25, 2023


Objective: To present a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), a rare neurological disorder that can be presented, in association with preeclampsia, during pregnancy.

Case Report: This is the case of a 31-year-old nullipara at 40 weeks of pregnancy who presented with a sudden loss of consciousness accompanied by convulsions. She was normotensive throughout her pregnancy. An acute intracranial pathology, such as venous thrombosis, stroke, and cerebral hemorrhage was suspected. Neuroimaging revealed a parieto-occipital pattern reflecting vasogenic oedema and in correlation with postpartum seizures, PRES was diagnosed.

Conclusion: There is heterogeneity in how PRES can be presented, especially in the obstetric population, however, we emphasize the importance of early recognition and appropriate management in the obstetric population.

 Keywords: Encephalopathy; Labour; Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome; Pregnancy; PRES


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Citation: Sofia Tsiapakidou., et al. “Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) in a Normotensive Pregnant Patient into Labour: A Case Report”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.8 (2023): 187-190.


Copyright: © 2023 Sofia Tsiapakidou., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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