Postpartum cerebral angiopathy: Atypical features and treatment with intracranial balloon angioplasty

J. K. Song, Stanley Fisher, T. D. Seifert, E. D. Cacayorin, A. V. Alexandrov, M. D. Malkoff, J. C. Grotta, M. S. Campbell

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Abstract

Postpartum cerebral angiopathy (PCA) is an uncommon cause of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in young women. It is usually clinically benign and not relapsing. We describe a patient with nonhemorrhagic PCA who had an atypical progressive neurological deficit from bilateral hemisphere watershed ischemia despite treatment with aggressive medical therapy and intracranial balloon angioplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1026
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume46
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Postpartum angiopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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