Massive anterior chamber involvement after Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma: Ultrasound biomicroscopy and histopathology

Sonia De Francesco, Francesco Pichi, Andrea Lembo, Domenico Mastrangelo, Anna Paradiso, Mariacarla De Luca, Paolo Toti, Paolo Nucci, Theodora Hadjistilianou

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Abstract

This case report highlights the usefulness of Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) in a case of retinoblastoma which showed massive anterior chamber involvement after treatment with intra-arterial chemotherapy. UBM was used to document tumour pseudohypopion, cells in the aqueous humor, implanted clusters of cells on the corneal endothelium, iris nodules, lens capsule deposits and ciliary body invasion. The UBM data, compared with the histopathologic analysis, performed on eye tissue, after enucleation of the affected eye, revealed a significant concordance. UBM may represent an important diagnostic tool in retinoblastoma, when the decision about enucleation of the eye must be made in the absence of histopathologic data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-970
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Anterior chamber retinoblastoma
  • Pseudohypopion
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine(all)

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