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Ocular and Cerebral Emboli From an Atrial Myxoma

Kuonen, Anne MD; Borruat, François-Xavier MD, PD, MER

Section Editor(s): McCulley, Timothy J. MD

doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000453
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Abstract: Emboli from an atrial myxoma resulted in asymptomatic segmental retinal and choroidal arterial hyperfluorescent lesions on retinal angiography, mimicking an arteritis. The retinal lesions disappeared after removal of the atrial myxoma. Endothelial trauma by embolic material appears to be the mechanism of the angiographic findings.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Unit, Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules Gonin, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Address correspondence to François-Xavier Borruat, MD, PD, MER, Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin, Avenue de France 15, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2017 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society