1. History
  2. Exam
  3. Photos
  4. Diagnosis
  5. Teaching Points

Case 50 Teaching Points

  • Benign choroidal osseous neoplasm
  • Presents in mid-teens to late 20's
  • Diagnosis based on clinical history, fundus exam, as well as ultrasound, which shows strong shadowing of the signal by the intralesional calcium
  • Overlying retinal pigment epithelial and sensory retina disruption
  • Choroidal neovascularization is the most serious complication
  • No known treatment
  • Management consists of observation and treatment of choroidal neovascularization


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