The neurological monitoring and treatment of a case diagnosed with postpartum cerebellar infarction


Sayin R., Kamaci M., Şahin H. G. , Kurdoglu Z., Aksin S.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.28, no.1, pp.217-219, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-219
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 32-year-old female patient with a'previous history of cesarean section, who was referred to our clinic due to pre-eclampsia, was administered a cesarean section due to fetal distress. Consultation with the Neurologic Department was performed upon the development of complaints including headache, dizziness and blurred vision. Upon detection of acute infarction in the left cerebellar region on cerebral diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), she was referred to the Neurology Clinic. To investigate the etiology of stroke occurring at an early age, various biochemicals, hematological analyses, vasculitis, infection markers and radiological imaging methods (carotis, vertebral artery color Doppler ultrasonography, cerebral arteriography-venography MR angiography, and cervical MR angiography) were used. Treatment included anti-lipid and anti-aggregant therapies for hypertriglyceridemia and infarction respectively. The patient was discharged upon improvement in her complaints.