Biopsy of a Choroidal Melanoma Using Transvitreal Pars Plana Vitrectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Determining when a previously benign choroidal nevi becomes malignant can be challenging, as traditional biopsy methods are often invasive and can lead to secondary complications such as endophthalmitis and vitreous hemorrhage. Using a transvitreal approach with the 27-gauge vitrectomy system provides several advantages, including direct visualization, theoretically lower risk of inadvertent seeding, and collection of a larger sample size. In this video, the authors present their technique for transvitreal biopsy of choroidal lesions using the 27-gauge vitreous cutter.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tang, PH; Shields, RA; Schefler, AC; Mruthyunjaya, P

Published Date

  • August 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 645 - 647

PubMed ID

  • 30114313

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-8179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/23258160-20180803-16


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States