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spaces mimicking cerebral edema in a patient with diabetic hyperglycemic
hyperosmolar syndrome: a case report
Acute cerebral edema is a
significant cause of death in patients treated for diabetic ketoacidosis and
hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome.
We present the case of a
44-year-old African American woman admitted with acute severe headache and
diagnosed with diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome. Computed
tomography of the head showed diffuse leukoencephalopathy, but sparing of the
cortex. We were concerned for acute cerebral edema secondary to hyperglycemic
hyperosmolar syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed numerous
collections of cystic spaces in the white matter of both hemispheres
representing tumefactive perivascular spaces. Her headache improved with
correction of the hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state.
Although the clinical presentation
and head computed tomography were concerning for cerebral edema, the distinctive
features on brain magnetic resonance imaging helped to clarify the diagnosis
and differentiate it from other processes.
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