PRES with asymptomatic spinal cord involvement. Is this scenario more common than we know?

Abstract

Introduction:Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is an entity characterized by neurologic symptoms such as headaches, altered mental status, seizures and visual changes, and it is associated with white matter vasogenic edema predominantly affecting the posterior occipital and parietal lobes of the brain.Case report:A 19-year-old patient developed PRES after the use of chemotherapy for a testicular teratocarcinoma and after the development of a blood pressure elevation.Discussion:Few cases described the involvement of the spinal cord in this syndrome. In the majority of these cases, the spinal cord involvement was asymptomatic or with few symptoms of spinal cord disease.

DOI: 10.1038/scsandc.2015.1

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@article{Marrone2016PRESWA, title={PRES with asymptomatic spinal cord involvement. Is this scenario more common than we know?}, author={Luiz Carlos Porcello Marrone and William Alves Martins and Jo{\~a}o Pedro Farina Brunelli and Helena Fussiger and Gustavo Franco Carvalhal and Jo{\~a}o Rubi{\~a}o Hoefel Filho and Ricardo Bernardi Soder and Michael Schuck and Fiorella Viola and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Huf Marrone and Jose C. da Costa}, journal={Spinal Cord Series and Cases}, year={2016}, volume={1}, pages={15001-} }