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Decalcified choroidal osteoma found in the retina

Authors Yoshikawa T, Takahashi K

Received 10 September 2012

Accepted for publication 16 October 2012

Published 2 November 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 1823—1825

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S37952

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Tadanobu Yoshikawa, Kanji Takahashi

Department of Ophthalmology, Kansai Medical University, Hirakata Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Abstract: Choroidal osteoma is a benign tumor of the choroid. Herein, we report a rare case of decalcified choroidal osteoma found in the retina. A 27-year-old woman presented with visual loss. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/50 OS. Ophthalmoscopy of the left eye revealed a yellow-white calcified region accompanied by a decalcified region of four disc diameters in size. After 6 years, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography showed a tumor projected strongly upwards from the choroid and partially through the retina with serous retinal detachment, with both a lamellar appearance and mound-like area. The calcified region became more contractive than was observed on the first visit. Conversely, the decalcified region was wider than was observed on the first visit. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/400 OS. Choroidal osteoma was worsened by progression of decalcification. The decalcified choroidal osteoma resulted in poor visual acuity, and projected strongly upward from the choroid and into the retina.

Keywords: osteoma, decalcification, choroidal osteoma

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