An unusual case of intraretinal calcification in a six month-old girl

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First Author: M.Pefkianaki USA

Co Author(s):    C. Shields                             

Abstract Details


To report a unique case of calcified retinal cavernous haemangioma in a six-month-old girl.


Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA


Six-month-old girl referred to our clinic for potential retinoblastoma in her left eye. Her visual acuity was fix and no follow in the right eye and no fix or follow in the left eye. Funduscopic examination of the right eye was unremarkable, but the left eye showed vitreous haemorrhage with areas of retinal calcification superonasally, suspicious for haemorrhagic retinoblastoma.


The calcified mass remained stable and did not respond to chemotherapy. At 17 months follow-up, the vitreous haemorrhage had resolved and the mass was visible as a multilobulated, partially-calcified retinal cavernous haemangioma.


Calcified retinal cavernous haemangioma is rare. Calcification within an intraocular mass of a child can be suggestive of retinoblastoma, medulloepithelioma, choroidal osteoma, choroidal haemangioma, and now retinal cavernous haemangioma.

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