Venous Loop Reveals an Occult Retinoblastoma Tumor.


Journal Article

A 14-day-old girl presented with bilateral hereditary retinoblastoma. At 3 months, a slight bend in the superotemporal arcade was observed to have developed into a venous loop. With concern for an occult lesion along the arcade, handheld optical coherence tomography (hhOCT) confirmed a small tumor and helped to guide prompt laser treatment while sparing the venous arcade. A venous loop is a previously unrecognized clinical finding that preceded the clinical detection and hhOCT confirmation of the tumor. The authors hypothesize that the venous loop was induced by pro-angiogenic factors secreted by the tumor. Portable hhOCT is a valuable adjunct imaging modality in the diagnosis and management of small retinoblastoma tumors. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:768-770.].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, KC; Walter, SD; Finn, AP; Materin, MA

Published Date

  • September 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 768 - 770

PubMed ID

  • 28902340

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28902340

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-8179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/23258160-20170829-14


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States