A case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome due to intraabdominal sepsis Intraabdominal sepsise baʇli gelişen posterior reversibl ensefalopati sendromu olgusu

Karaören G., Deöirmenci E., İKİZCELİ İ., Öz H.

Anestezi Dergisi, vol.23, no.3, pp.179-181, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Anestezi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-181
  • Keywords: Blindness, Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, Sepsis
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a reversible clinico-radiological disorder that can presents itself with headache, seizures, and visual disturbances up to loss of consciousness. In the etiology, various factors as the arterial hypertension, autoimmunity and metabolic syndromes are the causes, usually associated with vasogenic edema in the posterior parietal and occipital regions. In patients suspected of PRES syndrome, magnetic resonance and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging play the key role. This is a case report of a 20-year-old patient with the history of familial adenomatous polyposis who demonstrated PRES syndrome during the treatment of intraabdominal sepsis due to a recent colorectal surgery.