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Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium - MRI features of a rare paediatric intraocular tumour

Stephan Wälti, Tim Fischer, Veit Sturm & Jan Heckmann

abstract Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium is a rare benign ocular tumour in children, composed of glial cells, vascular tissue, and sheets of pigmented epithelial cells. Although generally thought to be congenital, acquired cases are known to exist. It usually presents with reduced visual acuity and/or strabismus and it can be associated with several syndromes, including Neurofibromatosis Type 2. There is no consensus on the management of combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium. We present a case, including MRI features, of a 4,5-years-old girl with a combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium.
   
citation Wälti S, Fischer T, Sturm V, Heckmann J. Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium - MRI features of a rare paediatric intraocular tumour. BJR Case Rep 2020; 7:20200077.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 17-11-2020
journal title BJR Case Rep (7/2)
ISSN electronic 2055-7159
pages 20200077
PubMed 33841897
DOI 10.1259/bjrcr.20200077