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December 1932

VENOUS ANGIOMA OF THE RETINA, OPTIC NERVE, CHIASM AND BRAIN: A CASE REPORT WITH POSTMORTEM OBSERVATIONS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(6):871-879. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820190091010
Abstract

In the literature we find many references to anomalies of the retinal circulation—abnormal tortuousness and unusual communicating branches between two different vascular areas. Such vascular anomalies, particularly when unilateral and associated with exophthalmos, indicate that the retinal lesion is only a part of similar vascular malformations of the central nervous system, especially of the brain.

The case presented here for record of the unusual ocular findings was first seen by one of us (Dr. Krug) in the fall of 1931.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—S. F., a man, aged 21, complained of defective speech, unsteadiness in gait, noise in the right ear of seven years' duration, restlessness, fatigability, depression with suicidal trends and mental deterioration. The patient was the only child of healthy parents. There was a history of instrumental birth, and the mother stated that at the time of birth the right cornea was imperfect. A

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