Transient cortical blindness after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair

Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Jeffrey Jim, Colin P. Derdeyn, Luis A. Sanchez

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We report a patient who presented with transient cortical blindness 12 hours after completion of a thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair. Computed tomography of the brain demonstrated no acute findings. The patient's symptoms resolved spontaneously after 72 hours. To our knowledge, this is the first report of transient cortical blindness after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. This is an uncommon diagnosis that is important to recognize in a modern vascular surgery practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1405-1408
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011


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