Acute monocular blindness associated with spontaneous common carotid artery dissection

Jeffrey Lubin, Joanna Capparella, Michael Vecchione

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Abstract

The evaluation of patients with loss of vision is common in the emergency department. Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a potentially reversible cause of acute monocular blindness. When evaluating a patient with CRAO, the potential underlying causes should be considered while simultaneously initiating treatment. We present a case of spontaneous common carotid artery dissection manifesting as CRAO and propose that spontaneous carotid artery dissection be included in the differential diagnosis of CRAO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine

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