Intracranial migration of silicone delaying life saving surgical management: A mimicker of hemorrhage

Dani Sarohia, Ramin Javan, Salim Aziz

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Abstract

We present a case in which intraocular silicone injection for complex retinal detachment resulted in migration and distribution of silicone along the intracranial visual pathway, and ultimately throughout the ventricular system. Misinterpretation of this material as intracranial hemorrhage on outside computed tomography imaging delayed emergent repair of a Type A aortic dissection until the diagnosis was made on repeat imaging. A discussion of this case and salient computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of silicone is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Intracranial silicone
  • Intraocular silicone
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Retinal detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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