Retinal pigment epithelial hyperplasia assuming tumor-like proportions: Report of two cases

Henry D. Jampel, Andrew P. Schachat, W. Richard Green

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Abstract

Two patients who had highly elevated pigmented masses associated with a chorioretinal scar were observed clinically for several years. The scar was due to presumed histoplasmosis in one patient and toxoplasmosis in the other. Histopathological examination disclosed choroidal and subretinal masses consisting of hyperplastic retinal pigment epithelium. The difficulty in making the diagnosis of RPE hyperplasia in such instances is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
JournalRetina
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

Keywords

  • Chorioretinal scar
  • Choroidal melanoma
  • Hyperplasia
  • Ocular histoplasmosis
  • Ocular histoplasmosis syndrome
  • Retinal pigment epithelium
  • Toxoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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