Computed tomography of ocular colobomas

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1983 Dec;141(6):1223-6. doi: 10.2214/ajr.141.6.1223.


Typical ocular colobomas and associated orbital cysts are relatively common malformations that result from a defect in the fusion of the fetal optic fissure. Three cases studied with computed tomography (CT) are reported, and the spectrum of ocular colobomas, their associated findings, and CT differential diagnosis are reviewed. This experience indicates that the location and extent of colobomas can be determined with high-resolution CT.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Coloboma / complications
  • Coloboma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cysts / complications
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Eye / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Orbital Diseases / complications
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*