Wine glass sign and empty delta sign: A rare imaging presentation of postpartum encephalopathy in dehydration

Chanabasappa V. Chavadi, K. Suprasanna, Anees Dudekula, Madhav Hegde, Swetha Kory

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Abstract

Rapid correction of hyponatremia is a well-known cause of central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis. But uncommonly seen and rarely reported in Hypernatraemia. We report a rare case presenting as postpartum psychosis, wherein imaging revealed myelinolysis of corticospinal tracts in wine glass distribution and empty delta sign due to cortical venous thrombosis. At follow-up 3 months later, revealed significant neurological improvement. Concurrance occurrence of this dual pathology is not been described, which in our case was due to high serum sodium levels at presentation and dehydration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)TD01-TD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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