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Successful anticoagulation for bilateral central retinal vein occlusions accompanied by cerebral venous thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17101837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Concurrent development of retinal venous drainage and cerebral venous thrombosis has not been reported. Case Description We describe a 23-year-old man with bilateral central retinal vein occlusions and cerebral venous thrombosis. Initially observed bilateral hemorrhagic retinopathy and thrombus in the right transverse sinus of the patient began to resolve after 2 weeks of low-molecular-weight heparin. Hemorrhagic retinopathy progressively improved to previous visual acuity and the right lateral sinus remained patent by maintenance of anticoagulation with warfarin.
CONCLUSION: The present case shows effectiveness of low-molecular-weight heparin for the initial management of hemorrhagic retinopathy of central retinal vein occlusion combined with cerebral venous thrombosis.
Young Hoon Lee; Joon Young Lee; Ye Sung Kim; Dae Hyun Kim; Jei Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-14     Completed Date:  2006-12-12     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1648-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Taejon, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
Cerebral Veins*
Heparin / therapeutic use
Retinal Vein Occlusion / complications,  drug therapy*,  pathology
Time Factors
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  drug therapy*,  pathology*
Warfarin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 81-81-2/Warfarin; 9005-49-6/Heparin
Comment In:
Arch Neurol. 2007 Apr;64(4):609; author reply 609   [PMID:  17420329 ]

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