Focal posttraumatic choroidal granulomatous inflammation

Matthew Wilson, H. E. Grossniklaus, J. G. Heathcote

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PURPOSE: This study was performed to describe the clinicopathologic features of a group of patients with posttraumatic unilateral focal choroidal granulomatous inflammation. METHODS: Enucleated eyes with focal choroidal granulomatous inflammation without clinical signs of contralateral ocular inflammation were identified. Clinical and pathologic features were recorded. RESULTS: Six enucleated eyes that had been injured by projectiles had focal uveal granulomatous inflammation of the posterior choroid. Four eyes had uvea attached to or incarcerated into the wound. Two eyes had foreign material associated with the granulomatous inflammation, and two eyes had a disrupted lens with lens-induced inflammation. Two eyes exhibited the focal granulomatous inflammation at the site of a choroidal rupture. None of the six enucleated eyes contained Dalen-Fuchs' nodules. CONCLUSIONS: Focal choroidal granulomatous inflammation may occur as a result of penetrating ocular trauma. The origin of this condition is unknown, although it likely represents a reaction to a foreign body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-404
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume121
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Inflammation
Lenses
Uvea
Choroid
Wounds and Injuries
Foreign Bodies
Rupture

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  • Ophthalmology

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Focal posttraumatic choroidal granulomatous inflammation. / Wilson, Matthew; Grossniklaus, H. E.; Heathcote, J. G.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 121, No. 4, 01.01.1996, p. 397-404.

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Wilson, Matthew ; Grossniklaus, H. E. ; Heathcote, J. G. / Focal posttraumatic choroidal granulomatous inflammation. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1996 ; Vol. 121, No. 4. pp. 397-404.
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