BACKGROUND: Iris tumors are rare in young patients. When an iris lesion occurs in a pediatric patient, it can be difficult to classify because of the wide spectrum of iris proliferations. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on an unusual case of a vascularized iris lesion in a three year old Caucasian patient, with no symptoms and no visual impairment. We evaluated in a 50-month follow up with non-invasive diagnostic tools in order to avoid eye biopsy. CONCLUSION: We focused attention on the differential diagnoses and underlined the role of non-invasive diagnostic tools in a child to avoid or postpone the eye biopsy. We performed a review of the literature to identify the best medical practice in pediatric iris lesions with atypical characteristics.

Vascularized solid iris lesion in a 3 year old child: 5 years of follow up

FEA, Antonio Maria;
2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Iris tumors are rare in young patients. When an iris lesion occurs in a pediatric patient, it can be difficult to classify because of the wide spectrum of iris proliferations. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on an unusual case of a vascularized iris lesion in a three year old Caucasian patient, with no symptoms and no visual impairment. We evaluated in a 50-month follow up with non-invasive diagnostic tools in order to avoid eye biopsy. CONCLUSION: We focused attention on the differential diagnoses and underlined the role of non-invasive diagnostic tools in a child to avoid or postpone the eye biopsy. We performed a review of the literature to identify the best medical practice in pediatric iris lesions with atypical characteristics.
BMC OPHTHALMOLOGY
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article number 89
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http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcophthalmol/
Anterior segment optical coherence tomography; Iris lesion; Pediatric age; Ophthalmology
Fea, Antonio Maria; Briamonte, Cristina; Aragno, Vittoria; Grignolo, Federico Maria
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