Choroidal osteoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Rafael Ovalle


Patient presents with history of headache and gradual onset of visual blurring in right eye.

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Female

Cerebral study was normal. Peripheral calcification on the posterior and medial aspect of the right globe was an incidental finding during head CT compatible with choroidal osteoma.

Case Discussion

Choroidal osteoma is a benign ossifying tumor characterized by mature bone replacing choroid. The etiology of the tumor is unknown. Choroidal osteoma is more commonly unilateral. The condition affects females more than males. The diagnosis is mainly clinical and relies on the appearance of the lesion on the examination of the posterior pole. General treatment is observation.

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Case information

rID: 23889
Case created: 16th Jul 2013
Last edited: 17th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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