Temporary cortical blindness following angiography

Norman H. HorwitzDepartment of Neurosurgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Washington Hospital Center, and Department of Radiology, Morris Cafritz Memorial Hospital, Washington, D. C.

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Louis WenerDepartment of Neurosurgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Washington Hospital Center, and Department of Radiology, Morris Cafritz Memorial Hospital, Washington, D. C.

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✓ Temporary cortical blindness as a complication of posterior angiography is reported in 11 patients and compared with 30 similar cases previously reported. Theoretical considerations of etiology implicate transitory alterations of the blood-brain barrier in the striate cortex.

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