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J Matern Fetal Med. 1997 Mar-Apr;6(2):93-5.

Atraumatic subdural hematoma associated with pre-eclampsia.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.


A patient with pre-eclampsia at 31.7 weeks' gestation developed focal neurologic signs. Computerized tomography revealed a large cranial subdural hematoma. A subdural hematoma should be considered in any pre-eclamptic patient demonstrating lateralizing neurologic symptoms. Despite adequate treatment, an atraumatic subdural hematoma associated with pre-eclampsia carries a poor maternal prognosis.

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