Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, May 22, 2012.
What's your diagnosis?
I'll post the correct answer in about three days!
retinal bleeding with papil edem??
Maybe Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion(BRVO)
Indeed, it's a branch retinal vein occlusion.
The pathofysiology isn't entirely clear. There are obviously some 'simple' ideas like hypertensive or inflammatory damage to the endothelial cells, but it seems the most common cause of BRVO is arterial compression of the vein (the vein and the artery share a common adventitial sheath; that's were the compression should take place).
Branch retinal vein occlusion
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