Good outcome in HELLP syndrome with lobar cerebral hematomas

Mahmoud Rayes, Arkadiy Konyukhov, Victor Fayad, Seemant Chaturvedi, Gregory Norris

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Abstract

Background: HELLP syndrome is associated with high morbidity and mortality which is attributed most commonly to intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and/or stroke. The presence of other complications further worsens the prognosis. Methods: We present a rare case of HELLP syndrome which presented with ICH and further complicated by seizures, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute renal failure. Results: Aggressive surgical and medical management of her ICH, HELLP syndrome and associated complications resulted in good functional recovery. Hypothermia seems to be a good adjunctive in treatment. Conclusion: ICH associated with HELLP syndrome when managed aggressively can have meaningful neurological recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalNeurocritical Care
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Craniectomy
  • Good outcome
  • HELLP
  • Hemorrhage
  • ICH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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