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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 919-921

A case of giant nodular posterior scleritis mimicking choroidal malignancy


Department of Clinical, Hong Kong Eye Hospital; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Correspondence Address:
Andrea T Liu
Hong Kong Eye Hospital, 147K Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.176038

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To report a case of giant nodular posterior scleritis mimicking a choroidal tumor. A 42-year-old lady with systemic hypertension presented with a 1-week history of unilateral visual loss, pain and redness in her left eye. Examination showed sectoral anterior episcleritis in her left eye as well as a dome-shaped choroidal mass at the inferior-temporal periphery, associated with retinal hemorrhages and subretinal fluid. Systemic evaluation and imaging of the choroidal mass were performed and could not rule out amelanotic choroidal melanoma. At the same time, she was prescribed a 2-week course of oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for her sectoral anterior episcleritis. The choroidal mass was found to have resolved completely right before her scheduled fine needle biospy. Diagnosis of nodular posterior scleritis and a trial of oral NSAID can be considered in patients presenting with a choroidal mass before any invasive procedure.


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