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GASCO, J. et al. Hemorrhagic stroke with intraventricular extension in the setting of acute posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES): case report. Neurocirugía [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.1, pp.57-61. ISSN 1130-1473.

We report the case of an eighteen year-old pregnant female with preeclampsia and florid signs and symptoms of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in whom intracerebral hemorrhage was evidenced following delivery. Management included blood pressure control, external ventricular drainage and lumboperitoneal shunt. To our knowledge this is the first report of intracranial hemorrhage occurring concurrently with peripartum acute PRES. This case was successfully treated with good outcome upon conclusion of management, thus making awareness of this potentially fatal complication and its suggested management for successful outcome necessary for neurosurgeons, neurologists and intensivists alike.

Keywords : Preeclampsia; PRES; Reversible encephalopathy; Intracranial hemorrhage; Intraventricular hemorrhage; External ventriculostomy drainage.

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