Case contributed by Dr Tamsir Rongpipi


History of Lukocoria and loss of vision

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Male

The right eyeball is shrunken with loss of internal organization. There is intraocular bleed/ calcifications seen as blooming in SWAN. The extra-ocular muscles reveal enhancement on postcontrast study. The thickened right optic nerve is continuous with a large extra-axial lobulated suprasellar-basifrontal mass which is inseparable from the optic chiasma, hypothalamus and is seen to encase the right ICA & its divisions. There is mass effect but little edema. There is subacute/chronic blood products in the mass. Postcontrast study reveals intense and heterogeneous enhancement with extensive leptomeningeal metastasis and sulcal deposits & enhancement in the surface of cerebral hemispheres & in cerebellar vermian foliae.  

Left eyeball is within normal limits.

Case Discussion

This case is of direct spread of retinoblastoma of right eye into the optic nerve & into the skull base as a large extra-axial mass with extensive leptomeningeal metastases - Stage IV.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 65445
Published: 6th Jun 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Apollo hospitals Guwahati

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.