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Retinal vasoproliferative tumors in ocular conditions of childhood.
BACKGROUNDRetinal 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.
METHODSThe 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.
RESULTSThe 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.
CONCLUSIONSSeveral pediatric ocular conditions can ultimately lead to retinal vasoproliferative tumor.
Eye Infections, Parasitic
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't