Vascularized solid iris lesion in a 3 year old child: 5 years of follow up

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From: BMC Ophthalmology(Vol. 16, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,500 words
Lexile Measure: 1340L

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Background Iris tumors are rare in young patients. When an iris lesion occurs in a pediatric patient, it can be difficult to classify because of the wide spectrum of iris proliferations. Case presentation We report on an unusual case of a vascularized iris lesion in a three year old Caucasian patient, with no symptoms and no visual impairment. We evaluated in a 50-month follow up with non-invasive diagnostic tools in order to avoid eye biopsy. Conclusion We focused attention on the differential diagnoses and underlined the role of non-invasive diagnostic tools in a child to avoid or postpone the eye biopsy. We performed a review of the literature to identify the best medical practice in pediatric iris lesions with atypical characteristics. Keywords: Iris lesion, Pediatric age, Anterior segment optical coherence tomography

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