Gerard Moynihan, MBBS, Emergency Registrar; Kent Robinson, MBChB, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Conjoint Senior Lecturer UNSW.
Terson's syndrome: Subarachnoid haemorrhage presenting as sudden visual loss
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Authors. EMA © 2012 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 454–456, August 2012
How to Cite
Moynihan, G. and Robinson, K. (2012), Terson's syndrome: Subarachnoid haemorrhage presenting as sudden visual loss. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24: 454–456. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2012.01562.x
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2012
- Accepted 11 March 2012
- retinal haemorrhage;
- subarachnoid haemorrhage;
- subdural haemorrhage;
- Terson's syndrome
Subarachnoid haemorrhage is a condition that usually presents with headache and altered mental state. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with subarachnoid haemorrhage who presented with Terson's syndrome. This is a condition where there is retinal or vitreous haemorrhage secondary to subarachnoid or subdural haemorrhage.