Headache Associated With Postpartum Cerebral Angiopathy: Monitoring With Transcranial Color-Coded Sonography
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2002
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 297–300, April 2002
How to Cite
Kubo, S., Nakata, H., Tatsumi, T. and Yoshimine, T. (2002), Headache Associated With Postpartum Cerebral Angiopathy: Monitoring With Transcranial Color-Coded Sonography. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 42: 297–300. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2002.02087.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2002
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2002
- Accepted for publication January 15, 2002.
- postpartum cerebral angiopathy;
- transcranial color-coded sonography
We report a case of postpartum cerebral angiopathy with headache; a rare entity that affects women within the early postpartum period. Cerebral angiography revealed multiple segmental narrowings of major cerebral arteries. The patient was monitored with transcranial color-coded sonography of the middle cerebral artery. Abnormally increased flow velocity within the middle cerebral artery decreased following initiation of steroid therapy, and the patient's headache improved dramatically.