Nodular sclerochoroidopathy simulating choroidal malignancy.

PubMed ID: 21155521

Author(s): Hatef E, Wang J, Ibrahim M, Turkcuoglu P, Khwaja A, Channa R, Suan EP, Dibernado C, Sepah YJ, Do DV, Nguyen QD. Nodular sclerochoroidopathy simulating choroidal malignancy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Aug 30;41 Online:e1-5. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20100830-06. PMID 21155521

Journal: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging : The Official Journal Of The International Society For Imaging In The Eye, Volume 41 Online, Aug 2010

A 55-year-old man who had multiple subretinal and choroidal yellowish lesions and episcleral nodules for 1.5 years was diagnosed as having nodular sclerochoroidopathy after developing classic features of posterior scleritis with choroidal and serous retinal detachment. Long-term therapy with steroids in combination with mycophenolate mofetil resulted in regressed posterior scleritis and nodular lesions, as well as improved visual acuity. Nodular sclerochoroidopathy should be suspected in patients with subretinal and choroidal lesions and should be distinguished from choroidal neoplasm.

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