Hypertensive encephalopathy: a clinicopathologic study of 20 cases.

@article{Chester1978HypertensiveEA,
  title={Hypertensive encephalopathy: a clinicopathologic study of 20 cases.},
  author={Edward M. Chester and Dimitri P Agamanolis and Betty Q. Banker and M. Jude Victor},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1978},
  volume={28 9 Pt 1},
  pages={928-39}
}
The clinical and pathologic findings in 20 patients with hypertensive encephalopathy were reviewed. The dominant central nervous system (CNS) symptoms were altered state of consciousness and severe headache. Nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances were less common. Seizures and focal signs were infrequent. The changes seen were invariably accompanied both by the characteristic ophthalmoscopic alterations of malignant hypertension and by uremia. The neuropathologic changes consisted of severe… CONTINUE READING

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