Objective: The aim of this work is to describe the ultrasound features in vasoproliferative tumours of the ocular fundus (VPTOF).
Methods: The medical records corresponding to eight patients were retrospectively studied. Clinical data from the complete ophthalmologic examination and ultrasonographic findings were analysed.
Results: Nodular masses affecting either the retina or both the retina and the choroid were found. The surface contour of the tumour was regular in 5, and irregular in 3 cases. In terms of dimensions (mm/ SD), the average major base was 7.14/2.56; the minor base 6.74/2.48 and the height 2.38/1.26. Internal structure was always solid and irregular and reflectivity was mostly medium to high in 6 eyes. Angle kappa was not present in any case. No vascularity signs were detected.
Conclusion: According to the results it is suggested that when a differential diagnosis of VPTOF is carried out, not only should ophthalmoscopic signs be studied, but an ultrasound examination should also be done.
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