Posterior scleral tuberculoma: Case report

Antonio Augusto Velascoe Cruz, Fernando Chahud, Rodrigo Feldman, Patricia Mitiko Santello Akaishi

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Posterior scleral tuberculoma formation is an extremely rare condition. The few reports on scleral involvement in tuberculosis refer to cases of anterior scleritis. In the present manuscript we describe a patient who had rheumatoid arthritis and developed a large posterior scleral tuberculoma. The lesion provoked retinal detachment and visual loss and was diagnosed only after enucleation due to a misdiagnosis of choroidal melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalArquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Aged
  • Case reports
  • Female
  • Human
  • Immuno-supressive agents
  • Melanoma
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Sclera/pathology
  • Tuberculoma
  • Tuberculosis, ocular/diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, ocular/immunology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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