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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  1. M B Moratalla
  1. Correspondence to Mónica Ballesta Moratalla, Department of Radiology. Hospital Universitario La Fe, Avenida Campanar 21, Valencia, 46009 Spain;monica_ballesta{at}


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a recently described clinicoradiological entity. Neuroimaging is very demonstrative and can be the first clue to the diagnosis. Common causes of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome are hypertensive encephalopathy, immunosuppressive treatment, renal failure and eclampsia. Its pathogenesis remains poorly understood. Clinical findings are not sufficiently specific; however, neuroimaging is often characteristic.

  • Brain
  • encephalopathy
  • CT
  • cardiac care
  • diagnosis
  • imaging
  • CT/MRI
  • neurology

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the consent form before computed tomography exam was obtained.