Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome following a thoracic discectomy-induced dural leak: case report.

@article{Shields2016PosteriorRE,
  title={Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome following a thoracic discectomy-induced dural leak: case report.},
  author={Lisa B E Shields and John R Johnson and Christopher B Shields},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={586-590}
}
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinicoradiological syndrome characterized by headaches, altered mental status, seizures, and visual disturbances. Classic MRI findings include white matter changes of the parieto-occipital regions. This syndrome has been encountered in myriad medical illnesses, including hypertension, preeclampsia/eclampsia, and immunosuppressive conditions. While the pathogenesis of the disorder is unclear, vasoconstriction and hypoperfusion leading to… CONTINUE READING