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Usefulness of optic nerve sheath diameter measurement in hypertensive patients during pregnancy and the puerperium.

Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia during pregnancy and the puerperium are major risk factors for maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Early diagnosis followed by appropriate treatment can prevent neurological disorders, considered one of the most serious sequelae of the disease. The detection of increased intracerebral pressure through the use of ocular ultrasonography could be considered an effective method for its diagnosis, since it has the advantage of being a noninvasive technique, easy to perform at the patient's bedside and with a high sensitivity and specificity for the detection of intracranial hypertension.

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