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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


GALINDO REYMOND, Kenia et al. Choroidal hemangioma. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2016, vol.32, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

Circumscribed choroidal hemangioma is a benign hamartomatous vascular tumor of low incidence. This case is presented for its slow natural history and the poor response to treatment with photodynamic therapy. The 49-year-old male patient with right-eye visual reduction of eight month of evolution and without any other associated symptomatology. Complementary explorations carried out (retinography, OCT, sonogram, fluorescein angiography) evinces a juxtapapillary nasal tumor diagnosed as circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. The decision is to treat it with photodynamic therapy. In this case, despite the fact the visual gain outcome is not the desired, the complementary tests performed revealed a fair improvement. According to the authors, the slow evolution of this patient is due to several factors such as age, visual decay at the time of the diagnosis, the TFD number of applications, the tumor´s time of evolution and the lesion seize.

Keywords : Circumscribed choroidal hemangioma; photodynamic therapy.

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