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Hypertensive Brainstem Encephalopathy (HBE)

Purpose:

To evaluate a hypertensive patient for features of hypertensive brainstem encephalopathy (HBE).

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

G93.4, I10

Description:

Hypertensive brainstem encephalopathy (HBE) is a hypertensive encephalopathy that is limited to the brainstem. It is thought to occur when blood pressures exceed the limits for autoregulation with segmental vasodilatation and vascular permeability.

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