FUNDUS AUTOFLUORESCENCE PREDICTING GROWTH OF A CHOROIDAL OSTEOMA IN A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL.
Desai SU, and Desai UR. FUNDUS AUTOFLUORESCENCE PREDICTING GROWTH OF A CHOROIDAL OSTEOMA IN A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2019; Epub ahead of print.
Retin Cases Brief Rep
PURPOSE: To describe multimodal imaging findings, including fundus autofluorescence, in a patient with a growing choroidal osteoma.
METHODS: Case report.
RESULTS: A 13-year-old girl presented with an asymptomatic lesion in the superonasal macula of her left eye. Vision was correctable to 20/20 in both eyes, and the only significant finding on examination was the yellow flat lesion in the left macula. It measured 0.8-disk areas in size. Ocular coherence tomography showed a space occupying lesion in the choroid that had horizontal hyper-reflective lines consistent with cancellous bone. Re-examination in a year showed enlargement. Fundus autofluorescence showed no abnormalities in either eye. Ultrasonography showed a hyper-reflective lesion with associated shadowing that was consistent with a choroidal osteoma.
CONCLUSION: Normal fundus autofluorescence was seen in this young girl with a growing choroidal osteoma. Fundus autofluorescence is a proxy for the health of the retinal pigment epithelium. Normal retinal pigment epithelium is the only factor found to be predictive of future growth of a choroidal osteoma. This noninvasive test may prove useful as a guide to determine frequency of examinations especially in younger patients who might be prone to more rapid growth.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal.
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