publication . Article . 2017

DIFFERENTIATION OF RETINAL ASTROCYTIC HAMARTOMA FROM OTHER RETINAL NEOPLASMS: A CASE REPORT

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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Sibirskij Onkologičeskij Žurnal, volume 16, issue 6, pages 93-99 (issn: 1814-4861, eissn: 2312-3168, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Tomsk National Research Medical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Abstract
Astrocytic retinal hamartoma (phacoma, astrocytoma) is a benign tumor, formed through proliferation of glial astrocytes and blood vessels of the sensory part of the retina. For the first time, eye involvement in tuberous sclerosis (TS) was described by J. van der Hoeva, Dutch ophthalmologist in 1921. A characteristic glial tumor is still considered a classic manifestation of this disease, however, retinal astrocytoma can be observed in practically healthy young people or children. We present the case of a 19-year-old woman diagnosed with multiple retinal hamartomas in the right eye. In addition to ophthalmoscopy, we used the additional diagnostic methods to dete...
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Medical Subject Headings: sense organscongenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalitieseye diseases
free text keywords: tuberous sclerosis, pringle-bourneville disease, astrocytic retinal hamartoma, diagnosis, lcsh:Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, lcsh:RC254-282, Glial tumor, Benign tumor, medicine.disease, medicine, Astrocytoma, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Ophthalmoscopy, medicine.diagnostic_test, Retinal, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Choroid, medicine.anatomical_structure, Retina, business.industry, business
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