Eclampsia with neurological complications: a five-year experience of a tertiary centre

Kurdoglu Z., Ay G., Sayin R., Kurdoglu M., Kamaci M.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, vol.40, no.2, pp.240-242, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-242
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The neurological signs and symptoms in 107 pregnant women with eclampsia in the last five years at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yuzuncu Yil University School of Medicine are presented. Materials and Methods: The medical records of 107 pregnant women with eclampsia in the Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yuzuncu Yil University consulted with neurology clinic from September 2005 to December 2010, were evaluated. Results: The most common symptoms of the patients were seizure, headache, and seeing spots of light. Although neurologic examination was normal in 81 patients, 26 had pathological signs. The most common neurologic pathologic signs determined were alterations in consciousness. Conclusion: In eclamptic patients, brain scanning might reveal pathological results in spite of normal neurological examination. With neurological examination and brain scanning, it may be possible to diagnose and treat severe complications that may otherwise result in maternal mortality.