Serous detection of the neuroretina in Waldenström disease. A case report [in German]
BACKGROUND: Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia is a monoclonal gammopathy producing pathologic IgM antibodies with increased blood viscosity, platelet dysfunction and retinal hemorrhages. As a complication a serous detachment of the macula is described. The pathogenesis of the serous detachment is still not fully understood. CASE REPORT: A 73-year-old male patient was presented with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, a typical hyperviscosity retinopathy and serous detachment of the macula. We performed fluorescein (FA)- and indocyaningreenangiography (ICG) before and three months after chemotherapy. Especially ICG-angiographic findings revealed a serous detachment that was restricted to the posterior pole but showed a fingershaped enlargement to the optic disc. CONCLUSION: FA- and especially ICG-angiographic findings can help to get more information about the pathogenetic mechanism of serous detachment in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia. Besides toxic alteration of the retinal pigmentepithelium, oncotic and hydrostatic pressure, a pathologic communication between the optic disc, the subarachnoid space and the subretinal space is discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1999 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. and Georg Thieme Verlag|
|Deposited On:||14 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||21 Apr 2010 16:59|
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