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Peripapillary choroidal neovascularization associated with melanocytoma of the optic disc: a clinicopathologic case report
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Case Reports Journal Article --- Old month value: Oct
BACKGROUND: Melanocytoma of the optic disc is a benign melanocytic tumor that rarely causes visual impairment. We report a case of a melanocytoma of the optic disc with a decreased vision related to a peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane (PCNVM) that was successfully treated by submacular surgery. METHODS: A 45-year-old southern European patient had a melanocytoma of the optic disc in his left eye with vision of 20/100. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated a PCNVM impeding the fovea associated with a subretinal hemorrhage. RESULTS: The patient underwent a complete vitrectomy and removal of the PCNVM. Subsequently, the subretinal hemorrhage disappeared and visual acuity improved to 20/25. Visual acuity remained good for a period of 14 months' follow-up without any recurrence of neovascular membrane. CONCLUSIONS: Submacular surgery is a potentially effective treatment for large PCNVM associated with a melanocytoma of the optic disc.
Choroidal Neovascularization/complications/*pathology/surgery Fluorescein Angiography Humans Male Middle Aged Nevus, Pigmented/complications/*pathology/surgery Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures Optic Disk/*pathology/surgery Optic Nerve Neoplasms/complications/*pathology/surgery Retinal Hemorrhage Vitrectomy
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