UNILATERAL SPORADIC RETINOBLASTOMA IN AN 11-YEAR-OLD CHILD: A RARE CASE REPORT
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Nisha Jha, Bhavna Govindaraj, Jayashree Dora, Kanhei Charan Tudu, Deepak Choudhury
2016 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND Retinoblastoma is the commonest intraocular tumour of childhood. Majority of cases are diagnosed before 5 years of age, with late presentation being a rarity. CASE REPORT An 11-year-old boy presented to our OPD with diminution of vision and white pupillary reflex in the left eye since 1 month. Right eye was normal. Fundus examination of left eye revealed a mass in the inferior quadrant with vitreous haemorrhage. Bscan and MRI were suggestive of retinoblastoma and showed no signs of
more » ... howed no signs of optic nerve involvement. Subsequently, the patient underwent enucleation of left eye. Primary orbital implant was given. Diagnosis was confirmed histopathologically. CONCLUSION Late presentation of retinoblastoma though uncommon can cause acute visual impairment. Retinoblastoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of leukocoria in any age group. HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Jha N, Govindaraj B, Dora J, et al. Unilateral sporadic retinoblastoma in an 11-year-old child: A rare case report.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2016/595 fatcat:nzyc5jjahfe35b4gt37zjsdimu