Chronic choroidal folds in a patient with pleomorphic adenoma
To cite: Azad SV, Kumar V, Agarwal P. Chronic choroidal folds in a patient with pleomorphic adenoma. Natl Med J India 2021;34:372.
A 45-year-old-man presented with defective vision. The patient had undergone lateral orbitotomy for pleomorphic adenoma. Fundus examination revealed a background of multiple linear hypopigmented streaks (blue arrow) one below the other with overlying areas of retinal atrophy (yellow arrow) at the macula (Fig. 1a). Fundus auto-fluorescence of the same showed a stack of hypo-fluorescent lines with central black areas, suggesting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and retinal atrophy (Fig. 1b). Swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) unveiled thinning of the retina (blue arrow) and loss of photoreceptors/RPE (yellow arrow) with underlying choroidal atrophy (square bracket; Fig. 1c). Such a fundus picture is a tell-tale sign of chronic choroidal folds due to long-standing globe compression secondary to intra-orbital neoplasm.
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