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Osseous Metaplasia Leading to Traction Retinal Detachment in the Nonphthisical Eye of Young Boy with Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

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Title: Osseous Metaplasia Leading to Traction Retinal Detachment in the nonphthisical eye of Young Boy with Cytomegalovirus Retinitis. Purpose: To report a case of intraocular bone formation in an 11-year-old boy with a history cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis secondary to immunosuppression following Bone Marrow Transplantation due to hyper Immunoglobulin G (IgG) syndrome. Methods: An 11-year-old male presented with decreased vision in his better seeing eye. Clinical examination and Bscan ultrasound discovered a tractional retinal detachment with a large subretinal lesion. The patient was taken for surgical intervention. Results: The subretinal lesion was removed during surgery, and histopathologic evaluation revealed mature lamellar bone. Conclusion: This case shows that mature intraocular bone can be associated with tractional retinal detachment in a nonphthisical eye.

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G. Vemulakonda and J. Sonnen, "Osseous Metaplasia Leading to Traction Retinal Detachment in the Nonphthisical Eye of Young Boy with Cytomegalovirus Retinitis," Advances in Infectious Diseases, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 120-122. doi: 10.4236/aid.2013.32019.


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