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International Ophthalmology

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 379–381 | Cite as

Bilateral choroidal detachment after cord blood stem cell transplantation in an adult patient with acute myeloid leukemia

  • Tatsuya Mimura
  • Takayuki Nakashizuka
  • Junko Kami
  • Morio Kohmura
  • Shimpei Sato
  • Kazuhiro Dou
  • Mikiro Mori
Case Report

Abstract

We report on bilateral choroidal detachment after a cord blood stem cell transplantation procedure. A 52-year-old woman had graft-versus-host disease 49 days after CBSCT for acute myeloid leukemia. She developed bilateral conjunctival chemosis and choroidal detachment 66 days after CBSCT. The annular choroidal detachment gradually increased in both eyes, with no improvement noted over the following month. At 106 days after CBSCT, the patient died from multiple organ failure. Graft-versus-host disease can be associated with bilateral choroidal detachment after CBSCT.

Keywords

Choroidal detachment Cord blood stem cell transplantation Graft-versus-host disease 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors have no commercial or proprietary interest in the product or company described in the current article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatsuya Mimura
    • 1
    • 2
  • Takayuki Nakashizuka
    • 2
  • Junko Kami
    • 2
  • Morio Kohmura
    • 2
  • Shimpei Sato
    • 2
  • Kazuhiro Dou
    • 2
  • Mikiro Mori
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Tokyo Graduate School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyToranomon HospitalTokyoJapan

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