Flame Shaped Lesion

(redirected from Splinter Lesion)
A haemorrhage in the nerve fiber layer of the optic fundus, seen in grade III hypertensive retinopathy, which resolves 4-6 weeks after an acute hypertensive crisis
DiffDx Anemia, leukemia, arteriolosclerotic retinopathy, DM, subarachnoid hemorrhage
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Although splinter hemorrhages in subacute bacterial endocarditis have been described as proximally located, (21) there are no sufficient data to confirm this--mainly because splinter lesions migrate distally as the nail grows.