Retinoblastoma in oculocutaneous albinism

Fariba Ghassemi, Carol L. Shields, Cesare Pirondini, Ralph C. Eagle, Jerry A. Shields

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Purpose: To report a case of retinoblastoma in a child with oculocutaneous albinism (OCA). Methods: A 24-month-old girl with classic features of OCA developed leukocoria in the left eye. Results: The patient was found to have an endophytic retinoblastoma and an exophytic retinoblastoma, with a total retinal detachment and neovascularization of the iris. Enucleation was performed, and histopathology confirmed massive retinoblastoma with optic nerve involvement to the posterior margin of the lamina cribrosa but no choroidal invasion. Conclusion: Although rare, retinoblastoma can occur in children with OCA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


  • Albinism
  • Eye
  • Oculocutaneous albinism
  • Retina
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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