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Choroidal osteoma (osseous choristoma): an atypical case.
  1. G Cennamo,
  2. G Iaccarino,
  3. G de Crecchio and
  4. G Liguori
  1. Università degli Studi di Napoli, I Facultà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Italy.


    A case of choroidal osteoma presenting in a 22-year-old girl is reported. The tumour, unilateral and in a juxtapapillary site, appeared markedly elevated on the retinal plane, not flat or slightly elevated as in previous reports. Visual acuity was not affected, and there was a complete absence of subjective symptoms. Echography, fluorangiography, computerised tomography, and visual field tests were performed. Echography is the best method for identifying and differentiating this lesion from a malignant tumour.

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