Microphthalmia with associated PHPV on MRI

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Microphthalmia and monocular blindness.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

The left globe is significantly smaller than the right and a low-T2 structure extends through the vitreous to the posterior internal surface of the globe in the midline.  On US this would be vascular.

Case Discussion

Features here are microphthalmia associated with persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. The diagnostic investigation is an orbital ultrasound (usually performed in conjunction with an ophthalmologist). The MRI was performed to exclude additional intracranial abnormality.

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Case information

rID: 22736
Published: 19th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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