Proptosis as a Primary Symptom of Brain Arteriovenous Malformation

Jong Eun Lee, Jin Sook Yoon, Keun Young Park

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Proptosis is a common yet cardinal symptom that may indicate the development of a wide range of diseases. Causes of proptosis are usually classified into vascular, inflammatory, endocrine, and neoplastic. Herein, the authors describe a case where proptosis manifested as the primary and only symptom of a massive brain arteriovenous malformation. Deprived of any other conventional symptoms and signs of a brain arteriovenous malformation, such as headaches, nausea, vision loss, increased ocular pressure, and so on, brain imaging played a key role in confirming the diagnosis of this patient. This case proclaims how imperative it is for ophthalmologists to consider the potential of brainarteriovenous malformation as a cause of proptosis and actively engage in brain imaging for diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E53-E54
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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