Suprachoroidal hemorrhage caused by breakage of a 25-gauge cannula

Chieh Jen Chen, Shingo Satofuka, Makoto Inoue, Susumu Ishida, Kei Shinoda, Kazuo Tsubota

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A72-year-old woman had vitreous surgery for epiretinal membrane using the 25-gauge vitrectomy system. During the removal of the cannula at the end of the surgery, half of its tip was noted to be missing. The following day, a severe choroidal detachment associated with a hypotony was found. A second surgery was performed, including drainage of suprachoroidal hemorrhage and choroidal fluid and the removal of the tip of the 25-gauge cannula stuck inside the scterotomy. The retained cannula tip might have acted as a channel allowing vitreous fluid into the suprachoroidal space, resulting in choroidal detachment, hemorrhage, and hypotony.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-324
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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