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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Ultrasound biomicroscopy findings in peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis
Author: Cella, W
Ferreira, E
Torigoe, AMS
Macchiaverni, N
Balarin, V
Abstract: PURPOSE. To describe the morphologic alterations in ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) present in peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis. METHODS. An observational prospective study of case series. Fifteen eyes of 15 patients with clinical and laboratory diagnosis of peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis were enrolled. The patients were submitted to UBM examination of the region corresponding to the pars plana of the affected eye. RESULTS. The most common morphologic alterations found by UBM in patients with peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis were as follows: vitreal membranes (13 cases), toxocara granuloma (11 cases), and pseudocysts (8 cases). Other less frequent findings were thickening of the ciliary body (6 cases), cystic formation (2 cases), peripheral retinal detachment (2 cases), rectification of the iris root (1 Case), and posterior synechiae (1 case). CONCLUSIONS. UBM allows detection of well-defined morphologic alterations associated with peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis, being useful to reinforce the clinical diagnosis (Eur J Ophthalmol 2004; 14: 132-6)
Subject: diagnosis
ultrasound biomicroscopy
Country: Itália
Editor: Wichtig Editore
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2004
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