DOI: 10.4103/sja.sja_646_23 ISSN: 1658-354X

A complex case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome after combined spinal epidural of preeclampsia parturient: A case report

Min Hee Heo, Hwan Yong Choi, Kwanghyuk Lee, Ji Yeon Kim
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a disorder characterized by vasogenic edema affecting the posterior brain region. We report a case of PRES in a 36-year-old woman with preeclampsia who underwent an emergency cesarean section with spinal anesthesia. After surgery, she developed right leg weakness, headache, and seizures. Imaging showed white matter edema consistent with PRES. The exact cause of PRES is unclear, but elevated blood pressure and endothelial dysfunction are implicated. Tight blood pressure control in PRES is crucial for management, and prompt recognition and treatment are essential for favorable outcomes.

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