Homonymous Hemianopia Secondary to an Intracranial Bleed from an Arteriovenous Malformation

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Identifier EEC-HH-secondary-to-AVM-20200421
Title Homonymous Hemianopia Secondary to an Intracranial Bleed from an Arteriovenous Malformation
Subject Homonymous hemianopia; transsynaptic retrograde degeneration; arteriovenous malformation
Creator Lauren Hudson, MD, PhD, Ophthalmology resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine; Valérie Biousse, MD, Cyrus H. Stoner Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
Description This case demonstrates a homonymous hemianopia resulting from hemorrhage secondary to a ruptured intracranial arteriovenous malformation (AVM), providing grounds for illustration and discussion of the correlations between localization of this lesion on cerebral imaging and resultant visual field and optical coherence tomography ganglion cell complex defects. ; ; Prevalence of AVMs is estimated at approximately 1 in 10,000 in the United States. Most are asymptomatic until hemorrhage and may cause various effects on the visual system depending on their location. Here, we present a case of an AVM affecting the left parieto-occipital junction with a resultant right homonymous hemianopia demonstrated on Humphrey visual field testing. This case furthermore provides an example of focal retinal ganglion cell layer thinning as a result of transsynaptic retrograde degeneration from this post chiasmal lesion.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2020
Type Text; Image
Format application/pdf
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Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd6b47
Setname ehsl_novel_eec
Date Created 2020-04-21
Date Modified 2020-04-21
ID 1542027
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd6b47
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