Hypertensive changes - choroid

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Uvea: hypertensive changes - choroid. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveahypertensivechoroid.html. Accessed February 23rd, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Includes intimal thickening due to smooth muscle cell migration, hyaline deposits in subendothelium, degeneration (moth eaten atrophy and necrosis) of medial smooth muscle cells, recanalization and obstruction
  • Also thrombotic occlusion or narrowing of choroidal artery in patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus and either chronic azotemia or renal insufficiency
  • References: Hum Pathol 1988;19:99
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