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A case of choroidal osteoma in a 10-year-old child

Authors Behera M, Das M

Received 19 July 2015

Accepted for publication 29 September 2015

Published 2 November 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 273—275


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Madhusmita Behera,1 Manmath Kumar Das2

1Rotary Narayana Nethralaya, Kolkata, India; 2Vitreo-Retina Services, CL Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad, India

Abstract: Choroidal osteoma is a rare, benign tumor, usually diagnosed in healthy adult women in their second or third decade of life. Though its etiology and pathogenesis are unclear, it is usually diagnosed due to its typical clinical features of yellowish-orange colored subretinal lesion at posterior pole and a dense echogenic plaque persisting even in lower gains on B-scan ultrasonography. Mostly unilateral (79%), the median age of diagnosis is 26 years. It is relatively rare in children. We report a case of choroidal osteoma in a 10-year-old boy.

Keywords: choroidal osteoma, choroidal osseous choristoma, choroidal tumor

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