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Brain lesions in eclampsia: A series of 39 cases admitted in an Intensive Care Unit

Y. Brouh, Konan Kouassi Jean, A. Ouattara, Y. Tétchi, Y. Pete, N. Koffi, C. Abhé, M. Kane

Keywords : Brain computed tomography, brain lesions, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome

Citation Information : Brouh Y, Jean KK, Ouattara A, Tétchi Y, Pete Y, Koffi N, Abhé C, Kane M. Brain lesions in eclampsia: A series of 39 cases admitted in an Intensive Care Unit. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (3):178-181.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.178183

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


The aim of this study was to identify the encephalic lesions in the eclampsia occurrences. Within a period of 18 months, computed tomography (CT) of the brain was performed in all patients admitted in intensive care for eclampsia. These CTs were analyzed and intracerebral lesions were identified. Thirty-nine patients were included. We noted 10 cases of ischemic stroke, 9 cases of cerebral edema, and 3 cases of hemorrhagic stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The CT scan came back to normal in 20 eclamptic patients. Overall, delays in obstetric and intensive care and time of completion of the CT were long. CT has allowed highlighting in patients with eclampsia varied intracerebral lesions. The early performance of the CT is therefore essential for a better support of patients.

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