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Scleral buckle hemorrhagic cyst masquerading as an orbital tumor

Authors Almeida D, Chin E, Boldt C, Mahajan V

Received 24 October 2014

Accepted for publication 26 November 2014

Published 13 February 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 343—345

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S76351

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


David RP Almeida,1 Eric K Chin,1 H Culver Boldt,1 Vinit B Mahajan1,2

1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; 2Omics Laboratory, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA

Abstract: We present a case of a 41-year-old man who was referred for evaluation of a ­choroidal tumor with a remote history of scleral buckle placement for traumatic retinal detachment. Ocular imaging, echography, and magnetic resonance imaging could not rule out a neoplastic process so the patient was taken for surgical exploration where a hemorrhagic cyst was discovered. This is the first case in the literature of a silicone scleral buckle–associated hemorrhagic cyst presenting as orbital mass.

Keywords: choroidal mass, choroidal lesion, choroidal melanoma, echography, optical coherence tomography, magnetic resonance imaging

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