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Cortical blindness as a rare presentation of cerebral venous thrombosis.
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PMID:  24964444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for clinicians. Manifesting in a remarkably wide spectrum of symptoms and signs, CVT often presents in a misleading fashion-if unrecognized or misdiagnosed, it carries potentially fatal consequences. Visual loss is quite rare as the initial presentation of CVT and is typically a finding more frequent in chronic cases with associated papilledema on funduscopy Ferro, Lopes, Rosas and Fontes (Delay in Hospital Admission of Patients with Cerebral Vein and Dural Sinus Thrombosis. Cerebrovasc Dis 2005;19: :152-6). We report a rare case of acute cortical blindness as the initial presentation of CVT in an 18-year-old female patient and review the current literature.
Authors:
Bonnie Wang; Seong-Jin Moon; William C Olivero; Huan Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-05-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  2042-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-26     Completed Date:  2014-06-26     Revised Date:  2014-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101560169     Medline TA:  J Surg Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Published by Oxford University Press and JSCR Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. © The Author 2013.
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