Angioma-like lesion in hemoglobin sickle cell disease

Ann Ophthalmol. 1979 Oct;11(10):1549-52.


A lesion resembling a retinal angioma is reported in a 52-year-old man with hemoglobin S-C disease. Following surgery to destroy the tumor, the patient died. Postmortem examination confirmed sickle cell disease and the ocular findings revealed an angioma on the anterior side of the retina. It is believed this is the first report of sickle cell disease showing a large retinal angioma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications*
  • Eye Neoplasms / complications*
  • Hemangioma / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retina*
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery
  • Scleral Buckling