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G. J. Parlitsis, S. M. Warden, D. J. D'Amico; Vasoproliferative Tumor of the Retina in Association with Scleral Buckle for Retinal Detachment. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):3178.
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To report a case of a vasoproliferative tumor of the retina as a late complication of scleral buckle surgery.
A 61 year old woman was referred for management of retinal detachment in association with a presumed benign retinal tumor. Prior management included thermal laser and irradiation with no response. Fundus exam of her right eye revealed a vascular mass on the inferior scleral buckle in continuation with a chronic retinal detachment. The mass appeared to be an excrescence of the retina projecting into the vitreous over the area supported by the scleral buckle. A pars plana vitrectomy and tumor excision were performed. Histology showed a vascular mass consistent with retinal angioma. No recurrence has been noted in three months of follow-up.
A vasoproliferative tumor of the retina is a rare, late complication of retinal detachment repair with scleral buckle. There are no other reports in the literature of surgical management of this complication. Surgical excision can be a successful treatment option.
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