Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease 2021 Vol.4 No.2 5-7

Terson Syndrome: A Case of Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Rupture with Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Author(s): Jian-Wei Pan1

Affiliation(s): 1Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine

Corresponding Author: Jian-Wei Pan

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Key Words: Terson syndrome; Subarachnoid hemorrhage; Anterior communicating artery aneurysm


Terson syndrome is manifested as retinal and vitreous hemorrhage with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and is associated with the severity, high mortality and poor prognosis of aneurysmal SAH. Severe Terson syndrome can lead to vision loss or even permanent blindness. The prevalence of Terson syndrome is 2.6%-50% on a global scale; however, it is often misdiagnosed due to the lack of routine ophthalmologic examination and the early comorbidities of cognitive disorder, laloplegia and coma. Herein, we report a 29-year-old male patient who suffered from aneurysmal SAH with Terson syndrome in department of neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of Terson syndrome.

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On-line Access: 2021-06-01

Received: 2021-04-10

Revision Accepted: 2021-05-19

Publish: 2021-06-01

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