Purpose: To report the evolution of optic disk noncalcified astrocytic hamartomas in a patient with retinitis pigmentosa throughout 8 years of follow-up. Methods: Case report. Results: A 42-year-old white man with a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa was referred to our medical retinal center for the first time in 2010, for the development of a new optic nerve head lesion in the right eye. Fundus examination, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein and green indocyanine angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography were performed and confirmed the presence of a papillary noncalcified astrocytic hamartoma in the right eye. Four years later, multimodal imaging evaluation revealed in the left eye the presence of a first optic disk benign tumor, and in 2018, a second in the nasal retina, while in the right eye the sole papillary lesion increased slightly in size. Conclusions: Noncalcified astrocytic hamartomas can occur in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and can increase in size and number in time. A complete multimodal imaging evaluation is necessary to identify and classify any kind of new lesion that, as known, are associated with these group of hereditary retinal degenerations.

Bilateral noncalcified astrocytic hamartomas in retinitis pigmentosa: Multimodal imaging evaluation over 8 years of follow-up

Iovino C.;Peiretti E.
2019

Abstract

Purpose: To report the evolution of optic disk noncalcified astrocytic hamartomas in a patient with retinitis pigmentosa throughout 8 years of follow-up. Methods: Case report. Results: A 42-year-old white man with a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa was referred to our medical retinal center for the first time in 2010, for the development of a new optic nerve head lesion in the right eye. Fundus examination, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein and green indocyanine angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography were performed and confirmed the presence of a papillary noncalcified astrocytic hamartoma in the right eye. Four years later, multimodal imaging evaluation revealed in the left eye the presence of a first optic disk benign tumor, and in 2018, a second in the nasal retina, while in the right eye the sole papillary lesion increased slightly in size. Conclusions: Noncalcified astrocytic hamartomas can occur in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and can increase in size and number in time. A complete multimodal imaging evaluation is necessary to identify and classify any kind of new lesion that, as known, are associated with these group of hereditary retinal degenerations.
noncalcified astrocytic hamartoma; retinitis pigmentosa; adult; calcinosis; fluorescein angiography; follow-up studies; hamartoma; humans; male; multimodal imaging; optic disk; optic nerve diseases; retinitis pigmentosa; tomography optical coherence
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