HaNDL with bilateral central venous occlusions

Wendy Wang, Heather G. Mack, Richard Stawell, Owen White, John Waterston

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Background The syndrome of Headache and focal Neurological Deficits with cerebrospinal fluid Lymphocytosis (HaNDL) is considered a rare, idiopathic and self-limited condition. Methods We present a patient with HaNDL who had unique findings of florid optic disc haemorrhages from bilateral central retinal vein occlusions. Results Our patient made a full recovery with conservative management. Conclusion It is important for medical attendants to recognise that HaNDL syndrome can be associated with neuro-ophthalmic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere000043
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Neurology Open
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2020


  • headache
  • neuroophthalmology
  • vision

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