Calcification of scleral-wrapped orbital implant in patients with retinoblastoma

Pediatr Radiol. 1993;23(1):34-6. doi: 10.1007/BF02020218.


Calcification detected by CT is a valuable technique to confirm a clinical impression of retinoblastoma. However, when calcification is detected following enucleation with placement of a scleral-wrapped orbital implant, the presence of calcium may be dystrophic, instead of indicating recurrent tumor growth. Cautious follow-up is warranted, and this report suggests that such calcification, probably associated with the scleral wrapping, can remain stable over many years.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Calcinosis / etiology
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Eye Neoplasms / surgery
  • Eye, Artificial*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Orbital Diseases / etiology
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Retinoblastoma / surgery
  • Sclera
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed