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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 517--522

Postpartum cerebral angiopathy presenting with non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and interval development of neurological deficits: A case report and review of literature

Li Yang1, Harrison X Bai2, Xin Zhao1, Yanqiao Xiao1, Liming Tan1 
1 Department of Neurology, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410011, P.R. China
2 Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Correspondence Address:
Li Yang
Department of Neurology, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, No. 139 Middle Renmin Road, Changsha, Hunan - 410011
P.R. China

Postpartum cerebral angiopathy (PCA) is a cerebrovascular disease that occurs during the postpartum period. It is characterized by reversible multifocal vasoconstriction of the cerebral arteries. We report a patient with PCA proven by cerebral angiography that revealed multifocal, segmental narrowing of the cerebral arteries and non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient suddenly deteriorated with focal neurological deficits on the 5 th day of hospitalization. She was treated with calcium-channel blockers and monitored with daily transcranial Doppler ultrasound. Her symptoms gradually improved and she was discharged on the 11 th day of hospitalization. At 1-month follow-up, patient was completely symptom-free with no neurological deficits.


How to cite this article:
Yang L, Bai HX, Zhao X, Xiao Y, Tan L. Postpartum cerebral angiopathy presenting with non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and interval development of neurological deficits: A case report and review of literature.Neurol India 2013;61:517-522


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Yang L, Bai HX, Zhao X, Xiao Y, Tan L. Postpartum cerebral angiopathy presenting with non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and interval development of neurological deficits: A case report and review of literature. Neurol India [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Jun 25 ];61:517-522
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