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Transient cortical visual impairment after video-assisted thoracic surgery: a case report

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Authors
Yang, Hee Kyung; Hwang, Jeong-Min
Issue Date
2015-11-17
Publisher
BioMed Central
Citation
BMC Ophthalmology, 15(1):168
Keywords
TransientCortical visual impairmentVideo-assisted thoracic surgery
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Abstract
Abstract

Background
Visual loss associated with thoracic surgery has been reported mostly after coronary angiography or bypass surgery. The position of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is usually lateral, thus not compressive to the globe. Visual loss after VATS has not been reported. Herein we report a patient without any cardiovascular risk factors who experienced transient cortical blindness after an uneventful VATS.


Case presentation
A 40-year-old man noticed a visual loss at the recovery room after VATS. He showed normal pupillary reflex, normal optic disc appearance, and homonymous hemianopia respecting the vertical meridian, thus was typical for cortical visual impairment.


Conclusions
Transient cortical visual impairment could be encountered after an uneventful VATS in a patient without any cardiovascular risk factors.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/100578
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-015-0157-1
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