CASE HISTORY – March 2014

Hollenhorst plaque

Authors: Aleks Kree

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Hollenhorst plaque is a yellowish-golden cholesterol embolus in retinal artery lumen, which was first described in 1961. It is often asymptomatic but can potentially close the artery completely and may cause visual disturbances of varying severity. Since the embolus mostly originates from systemic circulation, it is indispensable to study the patient’s general health condition, in particular, (carotid)vessels. The article presents a brief overview of the pathology on the face on the example of two cases.