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May 14, 2020

Diffuse Retinal Cavernous Hemangioma in a 2-Year-Old Girl

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(5):e191696. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1696

A 2-year-old girl presented with exotropia. Clinical examination results disclosed a diffuse retinal cavernous hemangioma (Figure) that was treated with laser photocoagulation when progressive leakage was detected. No other lesions were found on liver and brain magnetic resonance imaging. In a case report of a pediatric retinal cavernous hemangioma, similar findings were identified in a 4-year-old girl.1 Familial cases have been described in the literature2,3 and have been associated with KRIT-1 and CCM1 sequence variants.4

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