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CASE REPORT
Cortical blindness as a rare presentation of hemorrhagic cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome following vertebral angioplasty

Summary

Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) is a well-documented complication after carotid endarterectomy or stenting. In contrast, CHS following vertebral revascularization is extremely rare. Here we present a case of a 77-year-old man with high-grade vertebral stenosis who subsequently underwent balloon angioplasty, complicated by hemorrhagic CHS manifesting as cortical blindness, although strict postoperative blood pressure control was administered. To our knowledge, cortical blindness as a presentation of hemorrhagic CHS has not previously been reported. This study highlights the fact that identifying high-risk patients, as well as making an individual therapeutic plan, is important prior to revascularization. Further studies are needed to elucidate the exact mechanism of this condition and thereby prevent it.

  • angioplasty
  • complication
  • stenosis
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