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Espildora Luque's syndrome

Synonyms

Amaurosis-hemiplegia syndrome, ophthalmic sylvian syndrome, temporary contralateral hemiplegia, unilateral blindness.

Related people

A syndrome characterized by blindness in one eye associated contralateral hemiplegia.

Description

A syndrome characterized by blindness in one eye associated with temporary hemiplegia on the opposite. The amaurosis is due to an embolism of the ophthalmic artery, causing reflex spasm of the Sylvian (middle cerebral) artery on the same side. Espildora Luque observed three cases in 1934.

Bibliography

  • C. Espildora Luque:
    Sindrome oftálmico-silviano (ceguera monocular hemiplejia alterna).
    Archivos de oftalmologia Hispanos Americanos, Barcelona, 1934, 34: 616-621.

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