Brainstem variant of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: A case report

Fabio Tortora, Ferdinando Caranci, Maria Paola Belfiore, Francesca Manzi, Pasquale Pagliano, Sossio Cirillo
Neuroradiology Journal 2015, 28 (6): 634-7
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological condition, generally observed in conjunction with severe and acute hypertension, that involves mainly the posterior head areas (occipital and temporal lobes) and anterior "watershed" areas. In this syndrome it is rare to observe a predominant involvement of the brainstem. We describe the clinical and radiological findings in a patient with brainstem involvement, discussing its pathophysiological features and possible differential diagnosis.

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