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 contribution||Ophthalmologic diagnosis of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Rendu-Osler-Weber disease|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2008|
- Hematic epiphora
- Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
- Rendu-Osler-Weber disease