Terson’s Syndrome: Never Let It Slide! (A Case Report)

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  •   Wafae Akioud

  •   Abderrahmane Hamzi

  •   Mehdi Khamaily

  •   Yassine Mozarie

  •   Abdelbarre Oubaaz

Abstract

Terson's syndrome is defined by an intraocular (vitreous, retinal or retrohyaloid) hemorrhage, consequent to an acute intracranial bleeding or a sudden elevated intracranial pressure. Undiagnosed early, Terson's syndrome can be responsible for serious ocular complication that can leads to complete vision loss.


We report a 57 year old patient representing Terson's syndrome after an acute rupture of an aneurysm of the right sylvian artery. The rapid diagnosis and management of Terson's syndrome in our patient’s case allowed for a quick recovery and a better prognosis. Therefore, the importance of always thinking of Terson's syndrome a possible diagnosis upon such clinical presentation.


Keywords: Macula subarachnoid hemorrage, ocular hemorrhage, Terson's syndrome, trauma

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