Subacute brainstem angioencephalopathy: Favorable outcome with anticoagulation therapy

Habek, Mario and Šupe, Svjetlana and Poljaković, Zdravka and Gelpi, Ellen and Alesch, François and Ozretić, David and Brinar, Vesna V. (2008) Subacute brainstem angioencephalopathy: Favorable outcome with anticoagulation therapy. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 275 (1-2). pp. 167-169. ISSN 0022-510X (Print) (In Press)

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Abstract

We present a patient who developed progressive neurological disease caused by lesions histologically compatible with those observed in subacute brainstem angioencephalopathy. The patient was treated with low-molecular weight heparin, and treatment response was monitored clinically and with MRI. Anticoagulation therapy stopped progression of the neurological deficit and led to improvement of MRI findings. This report further supports the existence of subacute brainstem angioencephalopathy as a characteristic disease entity and gives insight into possible therapeutic approach with anticoagulation treatment.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Anticoagulants/therapeutic use; Brain Stem/pathology ; Cerebral Veins/pathology ; Cerebrovascular ; Disorders/drug therapy ; Cerebrovascular Disorders/pathology ; Humans ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Male
Departments: Katedra za neurologiju
Depositing User: Boris Čičovački
Status: In Press
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Habek, MarioUNSPECIFIED
Šupe, SvjetlanaUNSPECIFIED
Poljaković, ZdravkaUNSPECIFIED
Gelpi, EllenUNSPECIFIED
Alesch, FrançoisUNSPECIFIED
Ozretić, DavidUNSPECIFIED
Brinar, Vesna V.UNSPECIFIED
Date: 15 December 2008
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/418

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