Title

Spontaneous bilateral hemorrhagic choroidal detachments associated with malignant hypertension.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2017

Publication Title

Retin Cases Brief Rep

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the details of a patient with bilateral spontaneous suprachoroidal hemorrhages related to malignant hypertension.

METHODS: Observational case report with review of relevant literature.

RESULTS: A 62-year-old man with a history of hypertension was referred secondary to bilateral temporal scotomas and persistent headache for 3 days. Symptoms began during an inpatient admission for malignant hypertension. Examination revealed bilateral 360° hemorrhagic choroidal detachments without retinal hemorrhage or detachment. Choroidal hemorrhages underwent prompt resolution with blood pressure control.

CONCLUSION: Spontaneous suprachoroidal hemorrhage is a rare event and should prompt a focused systemic workup including the evaluation of blood pressure.

Medical Subject Headings

Choroid Diseases; Choroid Hemorrhage; Humans; Hypertension, Malignant; Male; Middle Aged; Scotoma

PubMed ID

27177073

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

175

Last Page

179

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