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Med Arch. 2011; 65(6): 375-377

Terson’s Syndrome Successfully Treated with Combined Therapy

Vahid Jusufovic, Jasmin Zvornicanin, Zlatko Musanovic, Senada Sarihodzic.


Purpose: To present a case of Terson’s syndrome consequent to ruptured intracranial aneurism treated successfully with a combined therapeutic approach. Methods: Case report. A 37 year old man was urgently referred to the UCC Tuzla with sudden headache, vomiting and unconsciousness. CT scan showed ruptured aneurism of anterior communicant artery with signs of retinal thickening. Later ocular examination showed the massive bilateral vitreous haemorrhage. Results: Patient was treated with medicamentous therapy for 7 months with no significant improvement. 7 months after aneurism rupture patient agreed to a surgical treatment. Right eye was treated surgically and left eye continued with conservative therapy. Visual acuity after vitrectomy improved in right eye to 1,0 and 0,5 in left eye. Conclusions: Terson’s syndrome is relatively common complication of subarchnoid haemorrhage. Vitrectomy is safe and efficient approach to treat patients with Terson’s syndrome.

Key words: Terson’s syndrome, SAH, vitrectomy

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