Local intraarterial fibrinolysis in central retinal artery occlusion: Case report

Masahiko Tagawa, Kenji Sugiu, Kouji Tokunaga, Wataru Sasahara, Kyouichi Watanabe, Nobuo Tamesa, Shigeki Ono, Keisuke Onoda, Isao Date

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Abstract

The authors report a case of local intraarterial fibrinolysis (LIF) in central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). A 79-year-old man with stenosis of the left internal carotid artery (ICA) suffered sudden loss of vision in his left eye. LIF was carried out using a microcatheter in the origin of the ophthalmic artery on the side of the CRAO. Treatment was performed with 120,000 IU of urokinase. After LIF, marked improvement of vision was established. No complication occurred during LIF. One month later, carotid artery stenting was performed for the left ICA stenosis. We consider LIF in CRAO is effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Surgery
Volume33
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Internal carotid artery stenosis
  • Local intraarterial flbrinolysis
  • Stent
  • Urokinase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Tagawa, M., Sugiu, K., Tokunaga, K., Sasahara, W., Watanabe, K., Tamesa, N., Ono, S., Onoda, K., & Date, I. (2005). Local intraarterial fibrinolysis in central retinal artery occlusion: Case report. Neurological Surgery, 33(6), 619-623.