Circumscribed choroidal hemangioma associated with choroidal neovascularization in a HIV-infected case: photodynamic therapy and intravitreous ranibizumab


Circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) is rarely associated with choroidal neovascularization (CNV), especially in HIV-infected patients. And the therapy is still controversial. In this study, we discussed the mechanism, clinical feature and treatment of such lesions, based on multi-modality imaging evidences. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) might aggravate CNV as a side effect, and we concluded that intravitreal ranibizumab could be suggested as an effective therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalPhotodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • Circumscribed choroidal hemangioma
  • Enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography
  • HIV
  • Photodynamic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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