SPONTANEOUS BILATERAL HEMORRHAGIC CHOROIDAL DETACHMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH MALIGNANT HYPERTENSION
To report the details of a patient with bilateral spontaneous suprachoroidal hemorrhages related to malignant hypertension.Methods:
Observational case report with review of relevant literature.Results:
A 62-year-old man with a history of hypertension was referred secondary to bilateral temporal scotomas and persistent headache for 3 days. Symptoms began during an inpatient admission for malignant hypertension. Examination revealed bilateral 360° hemorrhagic choroidal detachments without retinal hemorrhage or detachment. Choroidal hemorrhages underwent prompt resolution with blood pressure control.Conclusion:
Spontaneous suprachoroidal hemorrhage is a rare event and should prompt a focused systemic workup including the evaluation of blood pressure.