Giant nodular posterior scleritis simulating choroidal melanoma and birdshot retinochoroidopathy

J Fernando Arevalo, Carol L. Shields, Jerry A. Shields

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Abstract

A case of nodular posterior scleritis simulating both a choroidal tumor and birdshot chorioretinopathy is described. Fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and ultrasound were performed. Results of laboratory tests were normal, including HLA-A29, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, rheumatoid factor, and antinuclear antibodies. A chest x-ray was normal. A diagnosis of nodular posterior scleritis was made and the minimally symptomatic patient without ocular pain was observed unless symptoms progressed. In this case, certain clinical features led to the proper diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume34
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2003

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Scleritis
Melanoma
Eye Pain
Indocyanine Green
Fluorescein Angiography
Rheumatoid Factor
Antinuclear Antibodies
Blood Sedimentation
Angiography
Thorax
X-Rays
Neoplasms
HLA-A29 antigen
Birdshot chorioretinopathy

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Giant nodular posterior scleritis simulating choroidal melanoma and birdshot retinochoroidopathy. / Arevalo, J Fernando; Shields, Carol L.; Shields, Jerry A.

In: Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging, Vol. 34, No. 5, 09.2003, p. 403-405.

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