Acute onset of blindness during labor: report of a case of transient cortical blindness in association with HELLP syndrome

Citation
Ad. Ebert et al., Acute onset of blindness during labor: report of a case of transient cortical blindness in association with HELLP syndrome, EUR J OB GY, 84(1), 1999, pp. 111-113
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Reproductive Medicine
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0301-2115 → ACNP
Volume
84
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
111 - 113
Database
ISI
SICI code
0301-2115(199905)84:1<111:AOOBDL>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
The coincidence of HELLP syndrome and cortical blindness is an uncommon but very dramatic event, for the patient as well as the obstetrician. This rep ort describes the first case of HELLP-syndrome-associated cortical blindnes s occuring suddenly in the third stage of labour. There were only modest co rrelates of cortical blindness in cerebral CT, MRI and angiography findings , but no signs of a posterior leucoencephalopathy syndrome. Mother and baby were discharged from hospital to outpatient care in good health on the 12t h day. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.