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Retinal vasoproliferative tumors in ocular conditions of childhood.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Retinal vasoproliferative tumor (RVPT) is a vascular mass with exudative retinopathy and minimally dilated feeder vessels. This type of tumor can occur as a primary or secondary condition. Our purpose was to describe secondary vasoproliferative tumors from ocular conditions in childhood.
METHODS
The clinical records and fundus photographs of patients with secondary RVPTs were reviewed and a detailed literature search was conducted to identify reported cases of secondary RVPTs. This information was used to compile a list of ocular and nonocular childhood conditions associated with development of RVPTs.
RESULTS
The ocular conditions related to vasoproliferative tumors in children include intermediate uveitis, retinitis pigmentosa, ocular toxocariasis, Coats disease, neurofibromatosis, retinal toxoplasmosis, retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, and other rare conditions.
CONCLUSIONS
Several pediatric ocular conditions can ultimately lead to retinal vasoproliferative tumor.

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  • Authors

    Shields JA, Reichstein D, Mashayekhi A, Shields CL

    Institution

    Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA. jerryashields@gmail.com

    Source

    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 16:1 2012 Feb pg 6-9

    MeSH

    Child
    Choroid Diseases
    Eye Infections, Parasitic
    Fluorescein Angiography
    Granuloma
    Humans
    Infant, Newborn
    Larva Migrans
    Retinal Diseases
    Retinal Neoplasms
    Retinal Neovascularization
    Retinitis Pigmentosa
    Retinopathy of Prematurity
    Uveitis

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22370658