Retinal vasoproliferative tumors in ocular conditions of childhood.
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.
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.
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.
Several pediatric ocular conditions can ultimately lead to retinal vasoproliferative tumor.
Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceJournal 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
Eye Infections, Parasitic
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't