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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

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VIANNA, Raul N. G. et al. Subretinal neovascularization following ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm: case report. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2007, vol.70, n.4, pp.698-700. ISSN 0004-2749.

A 51-year-old black woman was referred to our Retina Clinic for evaluation of loss of vision in her left eye. She was previously diagnosed with a ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurism (RAM) in the same eye. The ophthalmoscopic examination of the affected eye disclosed a subretinal lesion with some hemorrhage and exudation in the same area previously diagnosed with ruptured RAM. Fluorescein angiography revealed a gradually hyperfluorescent net of vessels located in the subfoveal region, consistent with the diagnosis of subretinal neovascular membrane. In this paper we stress the possibility of subretinal neovascularization following a ruptured RAM, even as a rare event.

Keywords : Retinal neovascularization; Retinal artery [pathology]; Aneurysm, ruptured [complications]; Aneurysm, ruptured [diagnosis]; Fluorescein angiography.

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