• Ludwig Michael Auer
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 27)


Prior to the work of Oppenheimer and Fishburg in 1928 222, it was generally assumed that cerebral symptoms during hypertension were derived from uremia that was caused by renal failure. The authors stated that the cerebral symptoms were independent of renal insufficiency and called the clinical picture “hypertensive encephalopathy”. This syndrome is known to be present with a number of neurological deficits such as paresis or paresthesia and visual disturbances and leading to generalized convulsions and coma. Starting with dizziness and headache, hypertensive encephalopathy can end in a lethal outcome.


Brain Edema Hypertensive Encephalopathy Renal Hypertension Acute Hypertension Dilate Segment 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludwig Michael Auer
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  1. 1.Neurosurgical DepartmentUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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