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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Purtscher-like Retinopathy Associated With Acute Pancreatitis.
Author: Carrera, Clayton Rocha Lara
Pierre, Leandro Mont'alverne
Medina, Flavio Mac Cord
Pierre-Filho, Paulo de Tarso Ponte
Abstract: Purtscher-like retinopathy with bilateral loss of vision is a rare and severe complication that may follow acute pancreatitis. The case of a 35-year-old patient with acute alcoholic pancreatitis who developed sudden loss of visual acuity is described. The ophthalmoscopic examination revealed diffuse retinal whitening of the posterior pole with confluent cotton-wool spots. Fluorescein angiogram showed retinal arteriolar occlusion. The findings were compatible with Purtscher-like retinopathy. Computed tomography of the abdomen demonstrated enlarged liver and pancreas with edema and inflammation. The pathogenesis of this form of retinopathy still remains uncertain and there is no specific treatment available.
Subject: Acute Disease
Fluorescein Angiography
Pancreatitis, Alcoholic
Retinal Diseases
Tomography, X-ray Computed
Visual Acuity
Citation: São Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina. v. 123, n. 6, p. 289-91, 2005-Nov.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S1516-31802005000600008
Date Issue: 2005
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