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Article
January 1938

ABNORMAL ARTERIOVENOUS COMMUNICATION IN THE ORBIT INVOLVING THE ANGULAR VEIN: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(1):90-94. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850130102010
Abstract

An abnormal arteriovenous communication involving the angular vein is apparently an extremely rare occurrence, since, so far as we have been able to ascertain, no such involvement has hitherto been reported. The rarity of the condition, as well as the unusual features of postoperative convalescence, justifies this report.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—An Italian woman 23 years of age in the eighth month of pregnancy noticed exophthalmos of the left eye. Within three days the swelling reached its maximum. The patient noticed no pain or alteration of vision. She did, however, hear a peculiar sound in her head and felt a pulsation in the region of the left eye at night after she retired, but she was unable to describe the character and quality of the sound. She accepted this condition as a part of the discomfort incident to the late stages of pregnancy, although she had not

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