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Transient cortical blindness after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21276688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient who presented with transient cortical blindness 12 hours after completion of a thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair. Computed tomography of the brain demonstrated no acute findings. The patient's symptoms resolved spontaneously after 72 hours. To our knowledge, this is the first report of transient cortical blindness after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. This is an uncommon diagnosis that is important to recognize in a modern vascular surgery practice.
Raghuveer Vallabhaneni; Jeffrey Jim; Colin P Derdeyn; Luis A Sanchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-17     Completed Date:  2011-07-18     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1405-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo 63110, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Aortography / adverse effects,  methods
Blindness, Cortical / etiology*,  radiography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
Contrast Media / adverse effects,  diagnostic use
Endovascular Procedures / adverse effects*
Neurologic Examination
Remission, Spontaneous
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / adverse effects
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0/Contrast Media

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