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Subretinal lipid exudation associated with untreated choroidal melanoma.

Minija CK, Shanmugam MP - Indian J Ophthalmol (2011 May-Jun)

Bottom Line: There is only one case report of untreated choroidal melanoma with massive lipid exudation in a patient with metastatic hypernephroma.Subretinal exudation that is rarely seen following plaque brachytherapy was noted at the borders of this untreated tumor.Lipid exudation partially resolved following brachytherapy.

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Affiliation: Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. minija_ck@yahoo.co.in

ABSTRACT
Subretinal lipid exudation in an untreated choroidal melanoma is very rare. It is seen following plaque radiotherapy in choroidal melanoma. There is only one case report of untreated choroidal melanoma with massive lipid exudation in a patient with metastatic hypernephroma. We report here a rare case of untreated choroidal melanoma with lipid exudation. Subretinal exudation that is rarely seen following plaque brachytherapy was noted at the borders of this untreated tumor. Lipid exudation partially resolved following brachytherapy.

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Fundus photograph of right eye showing lipid exudation at the posterior border of choroidal melanoma
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Figure 2: Fundus photograph of right eye showing lipid exudation at the posterior border of choroidal melanoma

Mentions: Right eye fundus showed cystoid macular edema, a dark brown, dome-shaped mass lesion at the 9 o′clock meridian, of 5 disc diameter in extent and 4 mm in height [Fig. 1]. Multiple bright yellowish-white deposits in clumps were seen intraretinally and subretinally at the posterior border of the lesion [Fig. 2].


Subretinal lipid exudation associated with untreated choroidal melanoma.

Minija CK, Shanmugam MP - Indian J Ophthalmol (2011 May-Jun)

Fundus photograph of right eye showing lipid exudation at the posterior border of choroidal melanoma
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Fundus photograph of right eye showing lipid exudation at the posterior border of choroidal melanoma
Mentions: Right eye fundus showed cystoid macular edema, a dark brown, dome-shaped mass lesion at the 9 o′clock meridian, of 5 disc diameter in extent and 4 mm in height [Fig. 1]. Multiple bright yellowish-white deposits in clumps were seen intraretinally and subretinally at the posterior border of the lesion [Fig. 2].

Bottom Line: There is only one case report of untreated choroidal melanoma with massive lipid exudation in a patient with metastatic hypernephroma.Subretinal exudation that is rarely seen following plaque brachytherapy was noted at the borders of this untreated tumor.Lipid exudation partially resolved following brachytherapy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. minija_ck@yahoo.co.in

ABSTRACT
Subretinal lipid exudation in an untreated choroidal melanoma is very rare. It is seen following plaque radiotherapy in choroidal melanoma. There is only one case report of untreated choroidal melanoma with massive lipid exudation in a patient with metastatic hypernephroma. We report here a rare case of untreated choroidal melanoma with lipid exudation. Subretinal exudation that is rarely seen following plaque brachytherapy was noted at the borders of this untreated tumor. Lipid exudation partially resolved following brachytherapy.

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Related in: MedlinePlus