Diagnosis of reactive lymphoid hyperplasia by chorioretinal biopsy

Am J Ophthalmol. 1994 Oct 15;118(4):457-62. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)75796-4.


We treated a patient with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia in whom the diagnosis was made by chorioretinal biopsy. Histopathologic examination and culture of the biopsied specimen allowed us to rule out a neoplastic or infectious process. The biopsy result allowed us to treat him with systemic corticosteroid alone, thus avoiding the potential harmful side effects of other medications, including antituberculous drugs. There were no surgical or postoperative complications. This study confirms the usefulness of chorioretinal biopsy for establishing a diagnosis and formulating a rational treatment plan.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antigens, CD / analysis
  • Biopsy
  • Choroid / diagnostic imaging
  • Choroid / pathology*
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbital Pseudotumor / pathology*
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use
  • Retina / pathology*
  • Ultrasonography


  • Antigens, CD
  • Prednisone