Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 17(2); 2003 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 2003;17(2):145-148.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.2003.17.2.145    Published online December 30, 2003.
Indocyanine green angiography of retinal astrocytomas associated with tuberous sclerosis.
N Koak, A O Saatci, S Kaynak, M H Ergin, G C Ingil
Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
Abstract
As small astrocytic hamartomas can sometimes be missed during routine ophthalmoscopy in patients with tuberous sclerosis, fluorescein and/-or indocyanine green angiography maybe more helpful in identifying such small astrocytomas. In fluorescein angiography, astrocytomas show gradually increasing hyperfluorescence due to the vascular permeability of astrocytomas. In indocyanine green angiography, astrocytomas appear hypocyanescent, most prominently during the late phases. We report the indocyanine green angiographic findings of retinal astrocytomas in a patient with tuberous sclerosis.


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