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Multiple choroidal neovascularizations at the border of a myopic posterior macular staphyloma.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

In pathologic myopia, choroidal neovascularization (CNV) usually occurs in macular region and at the center of the macular staphyloma. CNV has been reported to occur at the borders of an inferior posterior staphyloma in the tilted disc syndrome. We present a case of multiple simultaneous CNVs located at the borders of a myopic macular staphyloma.

METHODS

The clinical and angiographic records of a myopic patient who presented several areas of choroidal neovascularization were reviewed.

RESULTS

On fundus examination, four gray lesions surrounded by subretinal hemorrhages and covered by a large serous retinal detachment were observed at the borders of a posterior staphyloma. Fluorescein angiography revealed that these four lesions were CNVs extending from the borders of the staphyloma to the macular region. As measured by B-scan ultrasonography, the staphyloma was 4 mm deep.

CONCLUSION

This case supports the hypothesis that the borders of staphylomas are sites at risk for the development of CNV in pathologic myopia.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Letter

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10664062

Citation

Quaranta, M, et al. "Multiple Choroidal Neovascularizations at the Border of a Myopic Posterior Macular Staphyloma." Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology = Albrecht Von Graefes Archiv Fur Klinische Und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie, vol. 238, no. 1, 2000, pp. 101-3.
Quaranta M, Brindeau C, Coscas G, et al. Multiple choroidal neovascularizations at the border of a myopic posterior macular staphyloma. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2000;238(1):101-3.
Quaranta, M., Brindeau, C., Coscas, G., & Soubrane, G. (2000). Multiple choroidal neovascularizations at the border of a myopic posterior macular staphyloma. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology = Albrecht Von Graefes Archiv Fur Klinische Und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie, 238(1), pp. 101-3.
Quaranta M, et al. Multiple Choroidal Neovascularizations at the Border of a Myopic Posterior Macular Staphyloma. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2000;238(1):101-3. PubMed PMID: 10664062.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Multiple choroidal neovascularizations at the border of a myopic posterior macular staphyloma. AU - Quaranta,M, AU - Brindeau,C, AU - Coscas,G, AU - Soubrane,G, PY - 2000/2/9/pubmed PY - 2000/3/11/medline PY - 2000/2/9/entrez SP - 101 EP - 3 JF - Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie JO - Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol. VL - 238 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: In pathologic myopia, choroidal neovascularization (CNV) usually occurs in macular region and at the center of the macular staphyloma. CNV has been reported to occur at the borders of an inferior posterior staphyloma in the tilted disc syndrome. We present a case of multiple simultaneous CNVs located at the borders of a myopic macular staphyloma. METHODS: The clinical and angiographic records of a myopic patient who presented several areas of choroidal neovascularization were reviewed. RESULTS: On fundus examination, four gray lesions surrounded by subretinal hemorrhages and covered by a large serous retinal detachment were observed at the borders of a posterior staphyloma. Fluorescein angiography revealed that these four lesions were CNVs extending from the borders of the staphyloma to the macular region. As measured by B-scan ultrasonography, the staphyloma was 4 mm deep. CONCLUSION: This case supports the hypothesis that the borders of staphylomas are sites at risk for the development of CNV in pathologic myopia. SN - 0721-832X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10664062/Multiple_choroidal_neovascularizations_at_the_border_of_a_myopic_posterior_macular_staphyloma_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -