Multiple Fresh Emboli (Lipidic)

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Identifier 31_Multiple Fresh Emboli (Lipidic)
Title Multiple Fresh Emboli (Lipidic)
Subject Retina; Embolism, Cholesterol; Plaque, Atherosclerotic; Carotid Artery Diseases; Optic Disk; Fundus Oculi
Presenting Symptom Loss of vision OD
Pathology Embolism
Clinical The patient was a 60-year old male who lost practically all vision in the right eye after a violent sneezing episode. Examination one hour after the event showed several yellowish white emboli obstructing the circulation. The present photograph taken the following day shows further fragmentation of the emboli with an especial tendency to lodge at the point of arterial bifurcation. The retina shows the familiar opacification of acute ischemia with sparing in the region of the small cilioretinal artery. Characteristic of lipid emboli, as represented here, is their tendency to fragment and to pass toward the periphery. The source of such emboli is usually atheromatous ulceration of the carotid artery. (The several dark spots are photographic artifacts.)
Disease/Diagnosis Atherosclerotic plaque within cilioretinal artery
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
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s64q7wpc
Setname ehsl_novel_dgc
Date Created 2012-03-20
Date Modified 2012-07-11
ID 177284
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