Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 53(2); 2002 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2002;53(2):209-215.
DOI:    Published online August 1, 2002.
Transient Cortical Blindness: A Rare Complication of Bronchial Artery Embolization.
In Jae Oh, Kyu Sik Kim, Soo Ok Kim, Yeon Kyung Lee, Jin Young Ju, Gye Jung Cho, Kyung Hwa Park, Young Choon Ko, Sung Chul Lim, Young Chul Kim, Kyung Ok Park, Woong Yoon, Jae Kyu Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University, Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chonnam National University, Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
3Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Gwangju, Korea.
Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) is a well accepted and effective treatment for massive and recurrent hemoptysis. However, several complications of BAE have been reported. Cortical blindness is defined as a loss of vision caused by bilateral occipital lobe lesions with normal pupillary light reflexes and a normal fundus. The reported incidence of transient cortical blindness (TCB) after cerebrovertebral angiography is approximately 1%. Two cases of TCB after BAE were found from a Medline search. Here, we report another case of TCB who was treated with BAE for a massive hemoptysis.
Key Words: Bronchial artery embolization, Transient cortical blindness

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