A case of branch retinal artery occlusion after embolization of an unruptured internal carotid-ophthalmic artery aneurysm

H. Manaka, H. Sakai, I. Nakahara, N. Sakai, T. Shimozuru, H. Yanamoto, T. Higashi, S. Namura, J. C. Takahashi, H. Ohta, J. Kokuzawa, A. Morizane, Y. Kawabata, I. Nagata, H. Kikuchi

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Abstract

A 32-year-old lady had an unruptured right internal carotid-ophthalmic artery aneurysm, accompanied with a large arteriovenous malformation on the same side. She underwent coil embolization for the aneurysm. Two days after embolization, she experienced a sudden onset of visual disturbance on the right side caused by occlusion of a branch of the retinal artery. The ophthalmic artery usually has a rich collateral pathway from the external carotid artery, so visual disturbance seldom occurs with the occlusion of the ophthalmic artery. In this case, a small thromboembolism seemed to occlude a branch of the retinal artery after recanalization of the ophthalmic artery. Considering that a complication like that of this case can occur, an adequate anticoagulant therapy should be performed in this aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Manaka, H., Sakai, H., Nakahara, I., Sakai, N., Shimozuru, T., Yanamoto, H., Higashi, T., Namura, S., Takahashi, J. C., Ohta, H., Kokuzawa, J., Morizane, A., Kawabata, Y., Nagata, I., & Kikuchi, H. (2000). A case of branch retinal artery occlusion after embolization of an unruptured internal carotid-ophthalmic artery aneurysm. Japanese Journal of Neurosurgery, 9(5), 389-391. https://doi.org/10.7887/jcns.9.389