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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain findings in severe pre–eclampsia/eclampsia

RV, Ganesh and SF, Lee and I, Ghazali and Zainuddin, Ahmad Murad and Paul, Ng and Abd. Aziz, Azian and S, Azlin and AS, Devaraj (2006) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain findings in severe pre–eclampsia/eclampsia. Malaysian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 8 (10). pp. 16-25. ISSN 0128-6013

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MRI is mainly used in obstetrics in the evaluation of maternal bony pelvis, the cervix for cervical incompetence, localisation of placental site, diagnosis of gestational trophoblastic disease and its severity, and in diagnosing fetal malformations such as renal agenesis. This study aimed to correlate the MRI brain findings in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic severe pre – eclampsia / eclampsia, and to determine the value of MRI as a predictive diagnostic tool in the management of such cases. This is a prospective descriptive study of 30 pregnant mothers with clinical signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia / severe pre-eclampsia / eclampsia admitted to the pre-eclampsia room (High Dependency Unit) of the labour room of the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia from 1st January 2004 to 30th June 2004. General findings indicate that there were no conclusive results with regard to the correlation between the MRI brain changes seen in both groups of patients.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2920/4505
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Murad Zainuddin
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 12:17
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2013 16:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4505

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