Presumed acquired retinal hemangiomas

Ophthalmology. 1983 Nov;90(11):1292-300. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(83)34389-x.


This paper presents the clinical findings in 12 patients with a peculiar vascular mass of the sensory retina. On the basis of ophthalmoscopy, fluorescein angiography, ultrasonography and other studies, the authors presume that the described lesion is a primary acquired benign vascular tumor, most likely a variant of capillary hemangioma. The features that seem to differentiate clinically this lesion from von Hippel's retinal angiomatosis, other ocular tumors, and pseudotumors are discussed and therapeutic recommendations are presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Retinal Vessels*
  • Ultrasonography
  • von Hippel-Lindau Disease / diagnosis