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Ocular complications of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in abruptio placentae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2672208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30 year old white woman presented at term with vaginal bleeding, dizziness and blurred vision due to bilateral serous retinal detachments. Extensive areas of choroidal occlusion with focal leakage of dye from the posterior retinal pigment epithelium and choroid were demonstrated by fluorescein angiography. With the diagnosis of abruptio placentae, a dead fetus and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) the patient underwent removal of the uterine contents by cesarean section. DIC and retinal detachments resolved with improvement of vision, DIC, frequently observed in obstetric complications, has a tendency to occlude the posterior choroidal vessels, which often results in serous retinal detachments. In the setting of pregnancy, especially complicated late pregnancy, the occurrence of serous retinal detachments may be an early ocular sign of DIC.
J Hoines; H Buettner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0275-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-27     Completed Date:  1989-09-27     Revised Date:  2006-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309919     Medline TA:  Retina     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ophthalmology Associates of Mankato, P.A., Minnesota.
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MeSH Terms
Abruptio Placentae / complications*
Choroid / blood supply
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / complications*
Eye Diseases / complications
Fluorescein Angiography
Pigment Epithelium of Eye / pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic*
Retinal Detachment / etiology*
Time Factors
Visual Acuity
Erratum In:
Retina 1989;9(4):339

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