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Postpartum cerebral angiopathy: reversible vasoconstriction assessed by transcranial Doppler ultrasounds
Postpartum cerebral angiopathy is a distinct reversible clinicoradiological syndrome which develops shortly after a normal pregnancy. It may belong to the poorly defined group of acute benign cerebral angiopathy, in which multisegmental narrowings of cerebral arteries are also reversible. In a 22-year-old woman with postpartum cerebral angiopathy, sequential transcranial Doppler ultrasounds showed that the flow disturbances began to improve 4 days after onset, and normalized 4 weeks later. A vasoconstriction response to acute severe hypertension is likely to explain this reversible angiopathy.
Adult Cerebral Arteries/physiology Cerebral Cortex/*blood supply Female Humans Postpartum Period/*physiology Pregnancy *Ultrasonography *Vasoconstriction
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