I. MARK SCHEINKER, M.D.
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This presentation aims to analyze the brain findings of only such cases of hypertensive brain disease as are characterized by a sudden onset and rapid progression of the following clinical symptoms and signs: Severe headache, drowsiness, confusion, restlessness and delirium accompanied by signs of increased intracranial pressure, such as elevation of spinal fluid pressure and bilateral papilledema; and occasionally by convulsions, impairment of vision and weakness of extremities. This acute clinical syndrome may last for days and then completely remit, or it may in some instances be the cause of rapid death.
Before the pathologic findings characteristic of this condition
SCHEINKER IM. HYPERTENSIVE CEREBRAL SWELLING, A CHARACTERISTIC CLINICO-PATHOLOGIC SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:630–641. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-3-630
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(3):630-641.
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