Aortic dissection presenting as uniocular blindness.


Journal Article

A patient presented with uniocular blindness and headache, which was initially suspected to be subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient had a seven-year history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypothyroidism, as well as a two-year history of congestive cardiac failure with aortic regurgitation. Upon autopsy, the patient was diagnosed with aortic dissection. There are no other known reports of such a presentation. This case demonstrates that aortic dissection can present without any classical features, and hence it is important to consider the possibility of dissection in patients with long-standing hypertension and acute neurologic symptoms associated with pain.

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Cited Authors

  • Ramaraj, R; O'Beirn, D; Bracewell, RM

Published Date

  • August 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 842 - 844

PubMed ID

  • 18622335

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18622335

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-8243

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/smj.0b013e31817dfd5f


  • eng