Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003 print, 1918-3011 online, Open Access
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Case Report

Volume 8, Number 3, March 2016, pages 263-266

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Resolving Within 48 Hours in a Normotensive Patient Who Underwent Thoracic Spine Surgery


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Axial FLAIR MRI demonstrating bilateral occipital lobe hyperintensity, suggestive of blood or edema. Because the images from other brain MRI sequences were normal, the patient was diagnosed with PRES.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Axial FLAIR MRI demonstrating improvement in the hyperintense lesions in both occipital lobes 48 h after symptom onset.


Table 1. Hematocrit/Hemoglobin, Platelet Count, and Serum Creatinine Urea Values From Initial Hospitalization Through Discharge From the NeuroICU
Before surgeryDuring surgeryNeuroICU
NeuroICU: neurointensive care unit.
Blood pressure (mm Hg)124/62130/67, 100/64, 148/81Range: 140/65 - 150/70
Hematocrit (%)/hemoglobin (mg/dL)40/13.638/13.631/9.8
Platelet count (× 103/mL)226170288
Serum creatinine/urea (mg/dL)0.98/180.76/90.74/19