Unilateral sporadic retinoblastoma presenting as acute secondary glaucoma with intraocular inflammation

T. R. Kramer, T. M. Watanabe, J. M. Miller, M. W. Wilson, R. R. Ober

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Abstract

We describe a case of unilateral sporadic retinoblastoma presenting as intraocular inflammation and secondary acute glaucoma in a six-year-old boy. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the anterior chamber was needed to confirm the diagnosis as both B-scan ultrasonography and computerized tomography (CT) revealed no intraocular mass or calcifications. Enucleation was performed. Histopathology showed a diffuse infiltrating retinoblastoma with involvement of the trabecular meshwork and Schlemm's canal. Because of the extensive duration of symptoms, the identification of tumor cells in Schlemm's canal/collector channels indicating possible extraocular extension, the patient received prophylactic chemotherapy. The patient has had no recurrence 24 months following treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Practice
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 22 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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