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Retinal Folds in the Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Retinal Folds in the Shaken Baby Syndrome

M W Gaynon et al. Am J Ophthalmol.


We examined two children with presumed shaken baby syndrome. Both children suffered severe, indirect closed head trauma with intracranial hemorrhage, sharply increased intracranial pressure, and extensive neurologic damage. In addition to extensive retinal and preretinal hemorrhages, bilateral symmetric white ring-shaped retinal folds were seen encircling the macula outside the vascular arcades. These retinal folds may be a hallmark of shaking injuries in child abuse victims.

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