Clinicopathologic Reports,Case Reports, and Small Case Series
June 2001

Spontaneous Incomplete Avulsion of Juxtafoveal Retinal Pigment Epithelial Hamartoma

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(6):903-907. doi:

Focal congenital anomalies of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) have recently been classified by Gass1,2 into 4 categories: RPE hamartoma, combined RPE and retinal hamartoma, melanotic nevi of the RPE (congenital hypertrophy of the RPE), and amelanotic nevi of the RPE. Retinal pigment epithelium hamartomas are typically seen in the temporal macular area of normal children or young adults on routine eye examination and do not change in size over time.13

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