Necrosis of the tongue and unilateral blindness in temporal arteritis

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_298C1F025F1F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Necrosis of the tongue and unilateral blindness in temporal arteritis
Périodique
Vasa
Auteur(s)
Cikes  A., Depairon  M., Jolidon  R. M., Wyss  P., Lang  H. J.
ISSN
0301-1526 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/2001
Volume
30
Numéro
3
Pages
222-4
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article --- Old month value: Jul
Résumé
While blindness is one of the typical clinical presentations of temporal arteritis, tongue necrosis, on the other hand, is an unusual complication of the disease. An 80 year old male patient presenting a sudden massive swelling of the tongue was admitted to the Hospital of Yverdon. The swelling rapidly progressed to a complete necrosis of the tongue within a few days. The clinical presentation, the dramatic evolution of the necrosis, and sudden unilateral blindness despite prompt treatment confirmed our diagnosis of temporal arteritis. However, all the examinations, including biopsy of the right temporal artery, remained non-specific for the disease. Our diagnosis was based on the unusual clinical presentation of the disease.
Mots-clé
Aged Aged, 80 and over Blindness/*ultrasonography Diagnosis, Differential Humans Ischemia/*ultrasonography Male Necrosis Temporal Arteritis/*ultrasonography Tongue/*blood supply/pathology *Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Pubmed
Web of science
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17/01/2008 17:33
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20/08/2019 14:09
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