A PRESsing dissection

Tamika M. Burrus, Bahram Mokri, Alejandro A. Rabinstein, Eduardo E. Benarroch

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Background: Intracranial dissections have been associated with baroreceptor reflex failure. When this occurs labile hypertension may be observed with its own complications, including but not limited to the clinico-radiographic entity, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). Methods: Case report and literature review. Results: We describe a case of carotid dissection resulting in PRES. Conclusions: We believe failure of the baroreceptor reflex due to carotid dissection resulted in hypertension and subsequent posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-413
Number of pages3
JournalNeurocritical care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Carotid dissection
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • Pres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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