Retinal dysplasia mimicking intraocular tumor: MR imaging findings with histopathologic correlation

P de Graaf, P van der Valk, A C Moll, S M Imhof, Antoinette Y N Schouten-van Meeteren, J A Castelijns

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We report a 6-month-old boy who presented with unilateral leukocoria, retinal detachment, and a retrolental mass in a microphthalmic eye based on retinal dysplasia with concurrent optic nerve aplasia. Dysplastic retinal tissue, a rare congenital defect, may create a clinical and radiologic picture of an intraocular mass closely resembling tumor tissue. MR imaging findings with histopathologic correlation are presented to facilitate discrimination of the more common causes of leukocoria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1731-3
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of neuroradiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007


  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Neoplasms/pathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Retina/pathology
  • Retinal Dysplasia/pathology

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