Peripheral retinal neovascularization in a patient with pilocytic astrocytoma

Vittoria Murro, Dario Pasquale Mucciolo*, Dario Giorgio, Andrea Sodi, Fabrizio Giansanti, Gianni Virgili, Stanislao Rizzo

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Abstract

We described a case of papilledema complicated by peripheral retinal vessels in a 12-year-old boy affected by cerebellar astrocytoma. Opportunity to treat with photocoagulation or intravitreal anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) injections was discussed with the parents and no treatment was done. After 5 years from surgery, retinal neovascularization was stable without vitreal hemorrhages or retinal complications, more specifically fibrosis of the neovessels increased and leakage phenomena were reduced at the fluorescein angiography. To our knowledge, this is a unique case of papilledema complicated by peripheral retinal vessels in a patient affected by cerebellar astrocytoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)NP82-NP85
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume30
Issue number5
Early online date26 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • leakage
  • neovessels
  • papilledema
  • peripheral retinal neovascularization
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • retinal ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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