Long-standing Embolic (Calcific) Obstruction of the Inferior Temporal Artery

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Identifier 30_Long-standing Embolic (Calcific) Obstruction of the Inferior Temporal Artery
Title Long-standing Embolic (Calcific) Obstruction of the Inferior Temporal Artery
Subject Retina; Mitral Valve Stenosis; Calcification, Physiologic; Embolism; Temporal Arteries; Fundus Oculi
Presenting Symptom Partial blindness
Pathology Embolism
Clinical The patient was a 52-year old male who with rheumatogenic mitral stenosis who developed partial blindness immediately following mitral commissurotomy. An embolus was seen on the disc obstructing the inferior temporal artery with opacification of the corresponding retina. The present photograph, taken a year later, shows the same embolus with obliteration of a short segment of the artery, collateral circulation just off the disc and normal appearing retinal arteries peripheral to this collateral supply. Characteristic of calcific emboli, as represented by the present case, is their permanence and lack of fragmentation. (The blue dot at the edge of the disc is a photographic artifact.)
Disease/Diagnosis Retinal artery occlusion
Creator David G. Cogan, MD (1908-1993), Former Director of Ophthalmology, National Eye Institute
Contributor Primary Donaldson, David D.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1971
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Relation is Part of David G. Cogan Collection; Ocular Fundus Slides
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112-5890
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s68g8nd3
Setname ehsl_novel_dgc
Date Created 2012-03-20
Date Modified 2012-07-11
ID 177283
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68g8nd3
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