Contrast-Induced Encephalopathy after Cerebral Angiogram: A Case Series and Review of Literature

Cecelia Allison, Vaibhav Sharma, Jason Park, Clemens M. Schirmer, Ramin Zand

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Abstract

Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a rare complication that arises from exposure to iodinated contrast medium and can result in a range of symptoms, including cortical blindness, aphasia, focal neurological deficits, and altered mental status. We present 4 individual cases of CIE who presented with stroke-mimic symptoms following surgery with localized iodixanol or ioversol injection. We outline a clinical timeline of all patients, showing that CIE follows a general pattern of delayed onset, worsening symptomology, and ultimately full recovery. All patients received IV hydration, corticosteroids, or both as part of their treatment protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-413
Number of pages9
JournalCase Reports in Neurology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology

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