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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;56(2):333-44. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.02.003.

Retinal hemorrhages: advances in understanding.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics, Wills Eye Institute, 840 Walnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5109, USA. alevin@willseye.org

Abstract

Retinal hemorrhage is a cardinal manifestation of abusive head injury characterized by repetitive acceleration-deceleration with or without blunt head impact. Detailed description of the hemorrhages and documentation are critical to diagnosis. Vitreoretinal traction appears to be the major causative factor. Outcome is largely dependent on brain and optic nerve injury.

PMID:
19358919
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2009.02.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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