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Choroidal biopsy

Qu-Knafo Lise, Auregan-Giocanti Audrey
Purpose: To report a case of bilateral panuveitis with multifocal choroiditis associated with a systemic sarcoidosis unmasked by pembrolizumab. Case report: A 68-years old woman with a history of metastatic melanoma treated by pembrolizumab consulted for bilateral blurred vision. The ophthalmologic examination revealed a bilateral anterior uveitis with cells in the anterior chamber and granulomatous keratic precipitates, vitreous cells and multifocal choroiditis confirmed by indocyanine green angiography...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Ido Didi Fabian, Andrew W Stacey, Lamis Al Harby, Amit K Arora, Mandeep S Sagoo, Victoria M L Cohen
AIMS: To investigate the outcomes of primary photodynamic therapy (PDT) for pigmented posterior pole cT1a choroidal melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective interventional consecutive case series of 26 patients (26 eyes) with pigmented posterior pole cT1a choroidal melanoma, who were treated with 3 sessions of PDT and followed-up thereafter. RESULTS: Included were 11 males and 15 females that presented at a median age of 66 years (mean: 64) with transformed naevi (n=11) or suspicious lesions (n=15) with ≥3 risk factors for growth, with lipofuscin in all...
February 13, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Abhinav Dhami, Ranju Kharel Sitaula, Jyotirmay Biswas
We report a case of a 47-year-old male patient presenting with diminution of vision in the left eye. The left eye fundus showed yellowish lesions with indistinct geographical margin extending over the posterior pole just abutting the macula, suggestive of diffuse choroiditis. The patient gave a history of testicular swelling for the past 2 years. Aqueous tap for polymerase chain reaction analysis was positive for IS6110 mycobacterial tuberculosis (TB) genome, and a biopsy of testicular sac was suggestive of tubercular epididymitis...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Avni P Finn, Miguel A Materin, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya
PURPOSE: To review the indications for and the methods of obtaining biopsies in eyes with uveal melanoma. In addition, this review provides recommendations for avoiding biopsy-related complications and discusses the future directions of biopsy techniques for uveal melanoma. METHODS: This review is based on a presentation by the authors (PM and MM) at the 2017 Duke Advanced Vitreoretinal Surgery Course and an extensive literature review using PubMed. RESULTS: Transscleral and transvitreal fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and transvitreal vitrectomy-assisted biopsy techniques are described...
December 26, 2017: Retina
Rosanna Dammacco
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease of undefined etiology and with remarkably heterogeneous clinical features. Virtually any organ system can be affected, including the eye. SLE-related eye involvement can be diagnosed in approximately one-third of the patients and is usually indicative of disease activity. An early diagnosis and the adoption of suitable therapeutic measures are necessary to prevent sight-threatening consequences, especially in patients with juvenile SLE. Periocular lesions, such as eyelid involvement and orbital inflammation, are relatively rare and, in case of orbital masses, may require a biopsy control...
December 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Thiago Cabral, Marcus A Toral, Gabriel Velez, James E DiCarlo, Anuradha M Gore, MaryAnn Mahajan, Stephen H Tsang, Alexander G Bassuk, Vinit B Mahajan
The human retina is composed of the sensory neuroretina and the underlying retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE), which is firmly complexed to the vascular choroid layer. Different regions of the retina are anatomically and molecularly distinct, facilitating unique functions and demonstrating differential susceptibility to disease. Proteomic analysis of each of these regions and layers can provide vital insights into the molecular process of many diseases, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), diabetes mellitus, and glaucoma...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Stephen A LoBue, Norihiro Yamada, Moon Jeong Choi, Timothy W Olsen
Purpose: We hypothesized that the elastic nature of the choroid leads to tissue contraction following a full-thickness, sharp incision. Furthermore, we sought to quantify, measure, and compare tissue contraction in ex vivo porcine globes and human globes of various ages using predetermined variables. Method: A full-thickness, ex vivo choroidal incision was performed in either pig (n = 97) or human (n = 30) specimens. Variables included trephine diameter (1.5, 2...
November 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
Bikramjit P Pal, Saili Garge, Vikas Khetan
Choroidal melanoma (CM), the most common intraocular tumor in adults, is still a rarity in Asia. Having a high propensity for metastasis with a poor survival, recognizing it early is essential. Although it has typical clinical features, there are instances of simulating lesions. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy can be a valuable tool not only to confirm our clinical suspicion but also aid in prognosticating it. From days of histopathological prognostic markers, we are moving on to genetic markers which are reliably providing insights, helping us in providing a better care for our patients...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
James H Manfield, Kenny K H Yu
In the United Kingdom, ultrasound-guided external ventricular drain (EVD) insertion is becoming the standard of care to mitigate the morbidity associated with catheter malposition and multiple passes. Many neurosurgeons routinely use ultrasound to check the preinsertion trajectory, although real-time visualization of ventricular cannulation is preferable since minor deviations can be significant in patients with smaller ventricles, and live visualization further enables the catheter tip to be adjusted away from the choroid plexus...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
Allison F O'Neill, Stephan D Voss, Jyothi P Jagannathan, Junne Kamihara, Callie Nibecker, Elena Itriago-Araujo, Serena Masciari, Erin Parker, Mauricio Barreto, Wendy B London, Judy E Garber, Lisa Diller
BACKGROUND: Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is an autosomal dominant hereditary cancer syndrome associated with germline mutations in the TP53 gene and a high risk of childhood-onset malignancies. Cancer surveillance is challenging in pediatric mutation carriers given the anatomic spectrum of malignancies and young age of onset. Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) may provide an acceptable method for early cancer detection. PROCEDURE: We conducted a prospective feasibility pilot study of pediatric subjects (age < 18 years) with LFS to determine return rates for annual WB-MRI scan...
February 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Morara Mariachiara, Ruatta Celeste, Foschi Federico, Balducci Nicole, Ciardella Antonio
PURPOSE: To report a case of a choroidal metastasis from a non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation, which responded to Osimertinib, a third-generation EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). BACKGROUND: First- and second-generation EGFR-TKis have been widely used for advanced NSCLC patients; however, acquired resistance to these inhibitors, as T790M mutation, could be present in resistant cases. Third-generation EGFR-TKis have emerged as potential therapeutics to overcome this resistance...
October 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Konrad R Koch, Ahmed M Hishmi, Monika Ortmann, Ludwig M Heindl
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To report a case and the histopathology of uveal melanoma cell seeding following transretinal tumor biopsy for a suspected uveal lesion. METHODS: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 66-year-old male presented with a pigmented perilimbal episcleral lesion overlying an intraocular mass at the pars plana, 3.5 years after transretinal biopsy and ruthenium plaque brachytherapy for a choroidal melanoma at the posterior pole. The patient underwent enucleation of the eye...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
D Westerwick, F Driever, C H D Le Guin, K W Schmid, K A Metz
Metastatic cancer represents the most common form of intraocular malignancy. Due to its abundant vascular supply the choroid is the most common ocular site for intraocular metastatic disease (approximately 90%). Less than 10% of intraocular metastases are located in the iris and/or ciliary body, whereas the retina and vitreous are rarely affected. Most intraocular metastases are carcinomas; the majority of metastases originate from breast cancer in females and lung cancer in males. However, virtually every primary malignancy has been described to metastasize to intraocular structures...
November 2017: Der Pathologe
Mohamad Taleuzzaman, Vinay K Patel
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a one of the major communicable disease which can be preventable and curable. Even though the prevalence of tuberculosis infection is more even though this disease causes major morbidity and mortality. [3] To determine association between tuberculosis (TB) related stigma and delay in seeking a treatment after the onset of symptoms associated with tuberculosis. METHODS: Physicians conducted the interviews using a structured questionnaire...
October 6, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Audra K Miller, Matthew J Benage, David J Wilson, Alison H Skalet
PURPOSE: To report a case of intratumoral gene expression profile discordance in a malignant uveal melanoma, associated with intratumoral heterogeneity based upon histopathologic features. METHODS: The clinical history, fundus findings, imaging and histopathologic features, and DecisionDx-UM gene expression profile results (Castle Biosciences, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA) of the tumor were reviewed. RESULTS: A trans-retinal fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed for a thin, pigmented choroidal tumor in a 33-year-old man...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Wesley Green, P Kumar Rao, George J Harocopos
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To describe the rare presentation of a large, unilateral, serous retinal detachment as an extramedullary manifestation of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) recurrence without bone marrow or central nervous system involvement after more than 1 year of follow-up. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A teenage patient with AML, previously treated with multiple courses of systemic chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant, presented with acute vision loss...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Sachin M Salvi, Hassan A Aziz, Suhail Dar, Nakul Singh, Brandy Hayden-Loreck, Arun D Singh
AIM: The objective was to evaluate the relationship between the regression rate of ciliary body melanoma and choroidal melanoma after brachytherapy and chromosome 3 monosomy status. METHODS: We conducted a prospective and consecutive case series of patients who underwent biopsy and brachytherapy for ciliary/choroidal melanoma. Tumor biopsy performed at the time of radiation plaque placement was analyzed with fluorescence in situ hybridization to determine the percentage of tumor cells with chromosome 3 monosomy...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Soon Young Kim, Kee-Taek Jang, Jun Haeng Lee
Gastric cancer with double metastasis to the orbit and duodenum is extremely rare. We report the case of a patient with gastric adenocarcinoma who presented with synchronous orbital and duodenal metastases at the time of initial diagnosis. A 60-year-old man presented with a 1-month history of visual disorder and pain in his right eye. He underwent ophthalmological examinations. The biopsy results suggested intraocular metastatic carcinoma. We conducted a systemic evaluation to identify primary malignancy. Finally, a diagnosis of advanced gastric adenocarcinoma with multi-organ metastasis was made...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
Sudha K Ganesh, B Sowkath Ali
A 37-year-old immunocompetent male patient presented with the blurring of vision, both eyes for the past1 year. Fundus examination revealed bilateral multiple subretinal abscesses with areas of healed serpiginous-like choroiditis. Laboratory investigations showed positive tuberculin skin test, positive QuantiFERON TB-Gold Test, and high resolution computed tomography chest showed enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. The aqueous sample revealed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) (MPB64 genome)...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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