Reversible Hypertensive Myelopathy-The Spinal Cord Variant of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome

GÖÇMEN R. , Ardicli D. , Erarslan Y. , DÜZOVA A. , Anlar B.

NEUROPEDIATRICS, vol.48, no.2, pp.115-118, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0036-1597612
  • Title of Journal : NEUROPEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-118


The posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a well-known clinical and radiologic entity mainly affecting the territory of the posterior cerebral circulation. Spinal cord involvement is extremely rare, and as of yet, only a few cases have been reported in the literature. The present case describes a reversible, longitudinal spinal cord lesion in a patient with high blood pressure. We discuss the differential diagnosis of longitudinal myelopathy and focus on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of the spinal cord variant of PRES.