Birdshot retinochoroidopathy masquerading as intraocular lymphoma

Elisabetta Miserocchi, Giulio Modorati, Umberto De Benedetto, Annalisa Colucci, Francesco Bandello

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We present a case of a patient with bilateral posterior uveitis HLA-A29 positive, masquerading intraocular lymphoma. A 43 year-old woman presented with bilateral vitritis and chorioretinal lesions compatible with "birdshot lesions". The patient was initially diagnosed with birdshot retinochoroidopathy and later on, during follow up, the occurrence of neurologic involvement and the lack of response to systemic immunosuppression led us to re-evaluate the diagnosis. A definite diagnosis of intraocular lymphoma with central nervous system involvement was made. This case is presented to highlight the importance of careful follow-up of patients with chronic uveitis and re-evaluation of systemic symptoms and signs, in particular when ocular findings are highly suggestive for masquerade syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Birdshot
  • Chorioretinal lesions
  • Intraocular lymphoma
  • Retinochoroidopathy
  • Uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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