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Subretinal heterotopic respiratory epithelium: a case report and literature review.

Zhang T, Lin H, Zhou Z, Tong N, Li Y, Zhang Y, Wang L, Liu F - Diagn Pathol (2015)

Bottom Line: A 51-year-old female underwent vitrectomy surgery to remove a group of spherical subretinal tumors beneath the detached retina.Hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemical findings showed that the characteristics of the tumor were consistent with a subretinal heterotopic respiratory epithelium.This is the first report of a respiratory epithelial heterotopia located in the subretinal space.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, No.1 Jiaozhou Road, Shibei District, Qingdao, Shandong, China.

ABSTRACT
A 51-year-old female underwent vitrectomy surgery to remove a group of spherical subretinal tumors beneath the detached retina. Hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemical findings showed that the characteristics of the tumor were consistent with a subretinal heterotopic respiratory epithelium. This is the first report of a respiratory epithelial heterotopia located in the subretinal space.

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Fundus photographs before and after tumor removal. Photographs of the fundus are shown before (a) and after (c) tumor removal. The tumor was shown during the surgery (b)
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Fig1: Fundus photographs before and after tumor removal. Photographs of the fundus are shown before (a) and after (c) tumor removal. The tumor was shown during the surgery (b)

Mentions: A 51-year-old postmenopausal female presented with the chief complaint of an inferior visual field defect in the right eye and decreased central vision lasting for one day without any other concomitant symptoms. The patient had no significant past medical history, and claimed to have no antecedent ocular trauma. Nothing abnormal was found upon general physical examination. Her best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/200, and the intraocular pressure was 18 mmHg. Nothing abnormal was found in the anterior segment, and the vitreous was clear, without cells or pigments. Biocular indirect ophthalmoscopy revealed focal retinal detachment involving the area from the macula to the supratemporal vascular arcades, with subretinal depigmentation and pigmentation. A group of spherical subretinal tumors was noted beneath the detached retina. The tumors were semi-translucent, pale, smooth-faced, lobulated, and stationary. Neither proliferous tissue nor retinal breaks were found in the area of retinal detachment (Fig. 1a). The subretinal fluid did not move with postural change. The results of fluorescein fundus angiography (FFA) were as follows: during the arteriovenous phase, large vascular networks inside the tumor could be seen, and due to a large area of choroid capillary atrophy, large choroidal vessels could be seen around the tumor (Fig. 2a). The fluorescein gradually accumulated in the tumor over time, but did not leak from the tumor into the subretinal fluid (Fig. 2b).Fig. 1


Subretinal heterotopic respiratory epithelium: a case report and literature review.

Zhang T, Lin H, Zhou Z, Tong N, Li Y, Zhang Y, Wang L, Liu F - Diagn Pathol (2015)

Fundus photographs before and after tumor removal. Photographs of the fundus are shown before (a) and after (c) tumor removal. The tumor was shown during the surgery (b)
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Fig1: Fundus photographs before and after tumor removal. Photographs of the fundus are shown before (a) and after (c) tumor removal. The tumor was shown during the surgery (b)
Mentions: A 51-year-old postmenopausal female presented with the chief complaint of an inferior visual field defect in the right eye and decreased central vision lasting for one day without any other concomitant symptoms. The patient had no significant past medical history, and claimed to have no antecedent ocular trauma. Nothing abnormal was found upon general physical examination. Her best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/200, and the intraocular pressure was 18 mmHg. Nothing abnormal was found in the anterior segment, and the vitreous was clear, without cells or pigments. Biocular indirect ophthalmoscopy revealed focal retinal detachment involving the area from the macula to the supratemporal vascular arcades, with subretinal depigmentation and pigmentation. A group of spherical subretinal tumors was noted beneath the detached retina. The tumors were semi-translucent, pale, smooth-faced, lobulated, and stationary. Neither proliferous tissue nor retinal breaks were found in the area of retinal detachment (Fig. 1a). The subretinal fluid did not move with postural change. The results of fluorescein fundus angiography (FFA) were as follows: during the arteriovenous phase, large vascular networks inside the tumor could be seen, and due to a large area of choroid capillary atrophy, large choroidal vessels could be seen around the tumor (Fig. 2a). The fluorescein gradually accumulated in the tumor over time, but did not leak from the tumor into the subretinal fluid (Fig. 2b).Fig. 1

Bottom Line: A 51-year-old female underwent vitrectomy surgery to remove a group of spherical subretinal tumors beneath the detached retina.Hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemical findings showed that the characteristics of the tumor were consistent with a subretinal heterotopic respiratory epithelium.This is the first report of a respiratory epithelial heterotopia located in the subretinal space.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, No.1 Jiaozhou Road, Shibei District, Qingdao, Shandong, China.

ABSTRACT
A 51-year-old female underwent vitrectomy surgery to remove a group of spherical subretinal tumors beneath the detached retina. Hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemical findings showed that the characteristics of the tumor were consistent with a subretinal heterotopic respiratory epithelium. This is the first report of a respiratory epithelial heterotopia located in the subretinal space.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus