PURPOSE: To report a mesectodermal leiomyoma of the posterior choroid. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 23-year-old man was referred to us because of a progressive blurred vision in his left eye. Ophthalmologic examination revealed the presence of a 12 x 10 x 7.2-mm amelanotic choroidal mass in his left posterior pole. Fluorescein angiography, A-scan ultrasonography, and B-scan echography findings were suggestive for a diagnosis of choroidal amelanotic melanoma. These clinical features prompted us to enucleate the left eye. RESULTS: Histopathological and immunohistochemistry examinations established a definitive diagnosis of mesectodermal leiomyoma of the posterior choroid. CONCLUSION: This case represents the first report describing the occurrence of an intraocular mesectodermal leiomyoma that may exclusively involve the posterior choroid.

MESECTODERMAL LEIOMYOMA EXCLUSIVELY INVOLVING THE POSTERIOR CHOROID.

PERRI, Paolo;INCORVAIA, Carlo;PARMEGGIANI, Francesco;ROSSI, Sonia;LAMBERTI, Giuseppe;NENCI, Italo;SEBASTIANI, Adolfo
2002

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PURPOSE: To report a mesectodermal leiomyoma of the posterior choroid. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 23-year-old man was referred to us because of a progressive blurred vision in his left eye. Ophthalmologic examination revealed the presence of a 12 x 10 x 7.2-mm amelanotic choroidal mass in his left posterior pole. Fluorescein angiography, A-scan ultrasonography, and B-scan echography findings were suggestive for a diagnosis of choroidal amelanotic melanoma. These clinical features prompted us to enucleate the left eye. RESULTS: Histopathological and immunohistochemistry examinations established a definitive diagnosis of mesectodermal leiomyoma of the posterior choroid. CONCLUSION: This case represents the first report describing the occurrence of an intraocular mesectodermal leiomyoma that may exclusively involve the posterior choroid.
2002
Perri, Paolo; Paduano, B; Incorvaia, Carlo; Costagliola, C; Parmeggiani, Francesco; Rossi, Sonia; Lamberti, Giuseppe; Nenci, Italo; Sebastiani, Adolfo
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