Persistent fetal vasculature

Sally S. Ong

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Persistent fetal vasculature (PFV), previously known as persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV), is a congenital anomaly that occurs when vessels present during fetal development fail to regress. In this chapter, we discuss the clinical features, optical coherence tomography (OCT) features, ancillary testing, and treatment of children with persistent fetal vasculature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Pediatric Retinal OCT and the Eye-Brain Connection
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780323609845
ISBN (Print)9780323609852
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Fetal development
  • Hyaloid stalk
  • Persistent fetal vasculature
  • Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
  • Tunica vasculosa lentis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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