CONSIDERATION OF ASTROCYTIC HARMATOMA TRANSFORMATION IN A PATIENT WITH TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS

Thomas Landgraph

Abstract

Retinal astrocytic harmatomas found in association with tuberous sclerosis have been described as large white calcified nodular elevated masses or smaller translucent smooth flat tumors. An intermediate form with features of both types has also been reported, and it has been postulated that this form may be a transitional tumor type. The possibility that these forms may be different stages of development of the same lesion has previously not been confirmed. Our patient had coexisting multiple forms of retinal astrocytic harmatomas in one eye. Our case demonstrates the necessity of practitioners to consider the possibility of a transitional tumor type in the diagnosis of astrocytic harmatoma. Our poster will present the case report of this patient including a review of all astrocytic harmatoma types and differential diagnosis considerations. A discussion of the potential transient nature of astrocytic harmatoma will also be included.

Details

Year: 1992

Program Number: Poster 50

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Co-Authors: Daniel McGehee

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Room: Great Hall