Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia


Left leukocoria.

Patient Data

Age: 3
Gender: Male


The left eye globe is small in size with non-definition of its lens. A V-shaped structure is seen extending from the site of the lens, through the vitreous humerus (which shows high signal intensity in all sequences) till the optic nerve head. 

Case Discussion

These findings are typical of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV).

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Case information

rID: 32639
Published: 7th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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