Retinal astrocytic hamartoma on background tuberous sclerosis
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The scan shows multiple bilateral calcific densities in both globes involving the retinal margins.
It is important to recognise these lesions. If they are viewed in unsuspected cases, a careful examination of the brain for tuberous sclerosis is mandatory, particularly if the patient has other clinical diagnositic criteria.
The differential diagnosis on CT would include retinoblastoma and they need to be differentiated.
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