Serial investigation of perfusion disturbances and vasogenic oedema in hypertensive encephalopathy by diffusion and perfusion weighted imaging.

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Serial MRI including diffusion and perfusion imaging was performed in a patient with hypertensive encephalopathy. At admission, the patient was disorientated and presented with seizures and cortical blindness. Perfusion imaging showed a marked reduction in blood volume and flow, with corresponding vasogenic oedema in the occipital, posterior temporal, and, to a lesser extent, frontal lobes. The clinical symptoms disappeared rapidly following treatment, whereas the disturbed circulation pattern and vasogenic oedema resolved more slowly. A complete normalisation was seen after 1 year.


  • P C Sundgren
  • Bengt Edvardsson
  • Stig Holtås
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Neurology


  • Brain Edema : etiology, Human, Cerebrovascular Circulation, Case Report, Hypertensive Encephalopathy : complications, Hypertensive Encephalopathy : physiopathology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Age, Brain Edema : diagnosis, Brain : pathology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch