Sunday, March 28, 2010

Image Quiz- Answers

What is it called?

The correct answer is Hollenhurst Plaque. Hollenhorst plaque is a cholesterol emboli that is seen in a blood vessel of the retina. This is also seen in post cath patients in the kidney.The phenomenon is named after Dr. Robert Hollenhorst, an ophthalmologist in 1961.  

1 comment:

  1. favorite board question.. i was told that once you see it in a patient you never forget it as the cholesterol plaque is refractile.
    I never ever saw it though..


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