Choroidal neovascularization in torpedo maculopathy assessed on optical coherence tomography angiography

M Battaglia Parodi, F Romano, M Montagna, GC Albertini, L Pierro, Alessandro Arrigo, F Bandello

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Torpedo maculopathy is characterized by a congenital, unilateral, and torpedo-shaped chorioretinal lesion with unclear pathogenesis and evolution. Although the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) characteristics have already been defined in literature, the authors describe for the first time the presence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) on the temporal edge of this lesion in a 36-year-old woman with a history of altered visual field in her left eye. The authors' investigation supports the hypothesis of an aberrant choroidal circulation underlying the pathogenesis of this condition, and proves the advantage conferred by OCTA in CNV detection over the other angiographic techniques. © Slack Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E210-E213
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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