A Case of Endophytic Retinoblastoma
Akshay Bhandari, Pratik Gogri, Surekha Bangal and Shobhna Jorwekar
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2014, 3:5
Retinoblastoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor of childhood. It represents approximately 4% of all pediatric malignancies. Though congenital, it is not diagnosed at birth, and usually manifests between 1-3 years of age.
A 2 years old male child presented with white reflex in right eye since 1-2 months. USG B-scan (ultrasonography B-scan) of right eye revealed hyper echoic mass on the nasal aspect of posterior segment with multiple foci of calcification. CT-scan orbit demonstrated a contrast-enhancing retrolental mass which showed calcifications. Patient was diagnosed to have retinoblastoma. Enucleation of the eye ball was done. Histopathological report confirmed the diagnosis.
Successful treatment and prevention of spread of retinoblastoma can be possible with early and accurate diagnosis and with timely intervention. In case of atypical presentation, high degree of clinical and radiological suspicion is of paramount importance.
Retinoblastoma; intraocular tumour; enucleation; leucocoria.