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Article
October 1980

Sessile and Exophytic Capillary Angiomas of the Juxtapapillary Retina and Optic Nerve Head

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(10):1790-1797. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040642011
Abstract

• This report concerns six patients with sessile and exophytic capillary hemangiomas of the optic nerve head and juxtapapillary retina. These are probably retinal vascular hamartomas, which are frequently misdiagnosed as unilateral papilledema, papillitis, choroiditis, choroidal neovascularization, or choroidal hemangioma. Stereo fluorescein angiography is essential in identifying these tumors that usually cause loss of central vision by intraretinal and subretinal exudation into the macular region. Photocoagulation treatment was successful in two patients.

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