Bilateral occlusion of the central retinal artery in a homocystinuric patient: The role of echography

D. Paoli, L. Pierro

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Abstract

The authors describe a case presented by a homocystinuric 26-year-old male patient with bilateral occlusion of the central retinal artery. Echography carried out the same day of the occlusion and the following days identified and monitored a mass located in the orbit of the OD. Characteristics and dimension of the mass were confirmed and measured by a CT scan and NMR examination. The orbital mass of the OD appeared to be a swelling of the central retinal artery with echo-refracting opacities, which, in light of recent studies, can be interpreted as multiple arterial thrombi, composed predominantly most likely by platelets. Therapeutic possibilities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmologica
Volume212
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Bilateral occlusion of central retinal artery
  • Echography
  • Homocystinuria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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