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Vitreoretinal lymphoma

Hisae Nakahara, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Rie Tanaka, Junko Matsuda, Mitsuko Takamoto, Kazuyoshi Ohtomo, Kimiko Okinaga, Keiko Komae, Jiro Numaga, Yujiro Fujino, Makoto Aihara
BACKGROUND: Fuchs' uveitis (FU) is occasionarlly complicated with heavy vitreous opacity. We have performed vitrectomy procedures to remove vitreous opacity in affected patients as part of differential diagnosis for primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL). CASE PRESENTATION: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of five patients who first visited the Uveitis Clinic of the University of Tokyo Hospital between 2009 and 2013, were diagnosed with FU and underwent a vitrectomy for removal of dense vitreous opacity...
March 9, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
Junwon Lee, Seung Woo Kim, Hyesun Kim, Christopher Seungkyu Lee, Min Kim, Sung Chul Lee
PURPOSE: To analyze vitreoretinal findings, immunoglobulin clonality tests, and interleukin (IL) levels for diagnosing vitreoretinal lymphoma (VRL). METHODS: Forty-three patients who underwent diagnostic vitrectomy for suspected VRL were retrospectively reviewed. Of those patients finally diagnosed with VRL and nonlymphoma, ophthalmic evaluation and cytology results, IL-6 and IL-10 levels, and immunoglobulin heavy chain and immunoglobulin kappa light chain clonality assays were compared...
February 22, 2018: Retina
Bum-Joo Cho, Dong Yoon Kim, Un Chul Park, Joo Yong Lee, Young Hee Yoon, Hyeong Gon Yu
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical features and treatment outcomes of different types of vitreoretinal lymphoma (VRL) that presents primarily, secondarily, or concurrently in association with CNS lymphoma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 53 patients with VRL pathologically confirmed between 2000 and 2014 in two of the largest tertiary hospitals in Korea. RESULTS: The proportions of primary, secondary, and concurrent VRL were 26%, 34%, and 40%, respectively...
February 2, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Aneta Klimova, Jarmila Heissigerova, Eva Rihova, Michaela Brichova, Robert Pytlik, Ivan Spicka, Katerina Mrazova, Jana Karolova, Petra Svozilkova
BACKGROUND: Vitreoretinal lymphomas belong to the family of central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas. The optimal approach for the treatment of isolated primary vitreoretinal lymphoma is unclear because of the lack of large comparative clinical series. Combination of intravitreal and systemic chemotherapy is recommended in many reports. The aim of our retrospective study was to compare the survival rate and prognosis of patients with vitreoretinal lymphoma with and without CNS involvement...
January 29, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Ramesh Venkatesh, Prachi Gurav, Prachi Abhishek Dave, Arpan Gandhi
Tissue diagnosis with vitreous and/or retinal biopsy usually confirms the diagnosis of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma. Multiple imaging modalities like fundus fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography have been used to support the diagnosis of vitreoretinal lymphoma. We report a case of a 74-year-old lady diagnosed with primary vitreoretinal lymphoma showing a novel fluorescein angiographic finding of capillary dropout. We hypothesize that this clinical finding on the fluorescein angiogram may be due to the occlusion of the retinal vasculature by the malignant tumor cells...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Robert J Barry, Anastasia Tasiopoulou, Philip I Murray, Praveen J Patel, Mandeep S Sagoo, Alastair K Denniston, Pearse A Keane
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL) poses significant difficulties; presenting features are non-specific and confirmation usually necessitates invasive vitreoretinal biopsy. Diagnosis is often delayed, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. Non-invasive imaging modalities such as spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) offer simple and rapid aids to diagnosis. We present characteristic SD-OCT images of patients with biopsy-positive PVRL and propose a number of typical features, which we believe are useful in identifying these lesions at an early stage...
January 6, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Gregory J Bever, Dan J Kim, Armin R Afshar, James L Rubenstein, Bertil E Damato
PURPOSE: To report the outcome of a previously vitrectomized eye having less lymphoma disease burden compared with the contralateral nonvitrectomized eye over the course of 3.5 years while on systemic chemotherapy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 51-year-old man with vitreoretinal lymphoma with central nervous system involvement underwent vitrectomy in his left eye. Over the following 3.5 years on systemic chemotherapy, the left eye had less lymphoma disease burden compared with the contralateral nonvitrectomized right eye...
November 23, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Masatoshi Haruta, Chikako Taguchi, Ryoji Yamakawa
PURPOSE: To report a case of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma in which a macular hole developed after a diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy. METHODS: A retrospective interventional case report. RESULTS: A 65-year-old woman presented with worsening vision in the left eye. Fundus examination showed vitreous haze and multifocal, yellow-white infiltrates in the retina and under the retinal pigment epithelium in the left eye. She underwent a diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy in that eye...
November 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Sanford Kempin, Paul T Finger, Robert Peter Gale, John Rescigno, Jeffrey Rubin, Walter Choi, Rebecca Fisher, Alexander Aizman, Ilona Genis, Stephen C Malamud, Roxana Moslehi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Claudia Helga Le Guin, Klaus Metz, Norbert Bornfeld
Primary intraocular lymphomas are rare tumours that can be further subdivided into primary vitreoretinal and the even rarer primary uveal lymphoma. The incidence of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL) has increased during the last few decades. Differential diagnostic distinction between lymphoma and posterior uveitis is often difficult, so that adequate diagnosis and treatment is often delayed. This is fatal, because PVRL is often associated with primary central nervous lymphoma. To confirm the diagnosis, prior treatment of cytological or histological detection of lymphoma cells is the gold standard...
December 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Celine Pochat-Cotilloux, Jacques Bienvenu, Anh-Minh Nguyen, Robin Ohanessian, Hervé Ghesquières, Pascal Sève, Lorna Garnier, Laurent Kodjikian
PURPOSE: To determine a threshold for interleukin (IL)-10 and IL-10/IL-6 ratio in the aqueous humor (AH) and the vitreous for the screening of vitreoretinal lymphoma (VRL). METHODS: One hundred nineteen patients for whom IL-10 and IL-6 in the AH and/or vitreous had been measured were included: 16 patients with a final diagnosis of VRL and 103 patients with final diagnosis of uveitis. Groups were compared according to IL-10 and IL-6 levels and demographic data. RESULTS: In patients with VRL (Group 1), mean IL-10 values were 5,636 pg/mL, and in patients with uveitis (Group 2), 6...
November 10, 2017: Retina
Kenji Nagata, Yoshinobu Eishi, Keisuke Uchida, Kazuhito Yoneda, Hiroki Hatanaka, Toru Yasuhara, Maho Nagata, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita
The etiology of sarcoidosis is still obscure; however, Mycobacteria and Propionibacterium acnes are considered the most implicated etiological agent for sarcoidosis. To investigate whether P. acnes is an etiological agent for sarcoid uveitis, we analyzed the frequency of P. acnes detected within the biopsied retinas from patients with ocular sarcoidosis by immunohistochemistry with a P. acnes-specific monoclonal antibody (PAB antibody). Eleven patients (12 eyes) with sarcoid uveitis were enrolled in this study...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
F Fend, D Süsskind, C Deuter, S E Coupland
The eye and the ocular adnexae are rare sites for malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Based on their anatomical location, intraocular lymphomas must be discerned from NHL of adnexal structures including conjunctiva, lacrimal gland, and orbit. Whereas the latter group mostly consists of indolent extranodal marginal zone B‑cell lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type or secondary manifestations of systemic NHL, most primary intraocular lymphomas are classified as diffuse large B‑cell lymphomas (DLBCL) and are considered a variant of primary DLBCL of the central nervous system...
November 2017: Der Pathologe
Guido Ahle, Valérie Touitou, Nathalie Cassoux, Marie Bouyon, Catherine Humbrecht, Hélène Oesterlé, Alexander Baraniskin, Carole Soussain, Ludovic Nguyen-Them, Claude Gaultier, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Caroline Houillier
Importance: Visual impairment in primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is caused mostly by intraocular lymphomatous involvement (vitritis and retinal infiltration), whereas optic nerve infiltration (ONI) is a rare condition. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation of ONI, its imaging characteristics, and outcome. Design, Setting and Participants: A total of 752 patients diagnosed with PCNSL were retrospectively identified from the databases of 3 French hospitals from January 1, 1998, through December 31, 2014...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
Aseef H Ahmed, C Stephen Foster, Carol L Shields
Importance: Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the ocular region is rare, and the utility of surgery and radiation therapy remains unresolved. Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics and determine factors associated with overall survival in primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL) and ocular adnexal (OA)-uveal DLBCL. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis included 396 patients with ophthalmic DLBCL from January 1, 1973, through December 31, 2014, using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
Carol L Shields, Kareem Sioufi, Arman Mashayekhi, Jerry A Shields
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
Iguaracyra Araujo, Sarah E Coupland
Primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL) is the most common intraocular lymphoma occurring in the eye. It is a high-grade typically B-cell malignancy, arising in the retina, and is often associated with central nervous system (CNS) disease and thereby a poor prognosis. It needs to be distinguished from choroidal low-grade B-cell lymphomas, which do not disseminate to the brain and have a good prognosis. Because of the rarity of PVRL, information is lacking regarding its true incidence, its geographical or ethnic variation, and underlying risk factors apart from immunosuppression associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Epstein Barr virus...
May 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
Elisa Carreras, Diva R Salomão, Jeroni Nadal, Sejal R Amin, Harish Raja, Thomas J Grube, Ryan L Geraets, Patrick B Johnston, Brian P O'Neill, Jose S Pulido
BACKGROUND: To determine the occurrence of macular edema (ME) in vitreoretinal lymphoma (VRL). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 17 patients (31 eyes) with VRL. A review of the literature was done as well. RESULTS: Nine patients (15 eyes) had fluorescein angiography and/or optical coherence tomography at presentation. In the ME group (six eyes of four patients), three patients (five eyes) had prior chemotherapy and radiation. Excluding eyes with radiation retinopathy (three eyes), rate of ME was 25% (3/12)...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
Rumana N Hussain, Jayavani Myneni, Theodor Stappler, David Wong
PURPOSE: To report the efficacy and safety of polydimethyl siloxane (Siluron Xtra®) as an internal tamponade. DESIGN: Audit and adverse event screening of procedures (March 2014-2015). METHODS: Patients who had undergone vitreoretinal procedures with Siluron Xtra® tamponade were retrospectively analysed with respect to anatomical outcome, visual outcomes, and perioperative complications, in particular intraocular pressure. INCLUSION CRITERIA: all patients who had undergone Siluron Xtra® tamponade...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
S Santos, M L Le Lez, S Arsène, P J Pisella
INTRODUCTION: Vitreoretinal lymphoma is a serious disease with highly varied clinical presentations. The goal of this work is to identify the various presentations (clinical, imaging) in order to improve screening for this disease. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We collected data of patients followed on our service for vitreoretinal lymphoma. The fundus exam, autofluorescence and angiography data were classified in order to identify signs, which might lead to earlier diagnosis of lymphoma...
April 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
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