Diagnóstico oftalmológico de un caso de telangiectasia hemorrágica hereditaria o enfermedad de Rendu-Osler-Weber

Translated title of the contribution: Ophthalmologic diagnosis of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Rendu-Osler-Weber disease

Carmen Pizzamiglio Martín*, R. Gil-Cazorla, J. Guzmán-Blázquez

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Abstract

Case report: Our patient was a 45-year-old woman who had recurrent episodes of hematic epiphora, repeated epistaxes for which no cause was found and a family history of gastric hemorrhage. One of her daughters also suffered from spontaneous hemorrhages. Discussion: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is rarely diagnosed by an ophthalmologist; however the occurrence of bloody tears occurring spontaneously in a patient with epistaxis or gastric hemorrhage should lead to suspicion of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Rendu-Osler-Weber disease. It should never be forgotten that clinical examination and appropriate investigations are basic components of disease diagnosis.

Translated title of the contributionOphthalmologic diagnosis of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Rendu-Osler-Weber disease
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalArchivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia
Volume83
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Hematic epiphora
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • Rendu-Osler-Weber disease

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