reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome


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Related to reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: Call-Fleming syndrome

reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome

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RCVS

Any of several forms of a disease, including Call-Fleming syndrome, marked by thunderclap headache and associated with temporary narrowing of arteries within the brain and, often, seizures or strokelike symptoms.
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The clinical and radiological spectrum of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: A prospective series of 67 patients.
Narrative review: reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes. Ann Intern Med.
Women who have reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome have clinical findings (acute onset of recurrent headaches, visual changes, seizures, and hypertension) and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings (posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome) that are similar to those of women who have late postpartum eclampsia (FIGURE, page 47).
Those findings would confuse with other vascular disorders, such as atherosclerosis, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS).
High-resolution MRI vessel wall imaging: Spatial and temporal patterns of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome and central nervous system vasculitis.
Of the three cases in which headache led to the discovery of an unrecognized pregnancy, one had diagnoses of PRES (posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome) and eclampsia; one had diagnoses of PRES, RCVS (reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome), and eclampsia; and one had diagnoses of hyperkalemia and renal failure in systemic lupus erythematous.
Postpartum angiopathy is one of several conditions included in the spectrum of the Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndromes (RCVS).18 Postpartum angiopathy is characterised by severe headaches and reversible narrowing of intracerebral arteries, often complicated by seizures, reversible brain oedema, lobar haemorrhage, convexity (non-aneurysmal) subarachnoid haemorrhage and ischaemic strokes.

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