Echography in Ocular Pathology

This monograph expands on the ultrasound exploration of the ocular globe (or, in other words, the human eye) with a review of the current knowledge about ocular ultrasound techniques and its ...
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Ocular Tumors

Pp. 65-72 (8)

Marc Baget-Bernaldiz, Nuria Soler and Manuel Montero-Jaime

Abstract

The posterior segment tumors are the most important indication for ultrasound examination. Echography is essential in choroid melanoma diagnosis; there are a lot of signs in echography which permit us to make a differential diagnosis with the other most frequent intraocular tumor, metastases which appeared with similar echographic signs in ultrasound examination. In the present chapter we also explain the characteristics of other tumors, as retinoblastoma or choroid hemangioms.

Keywords:

Choroid melanoma, retinoblastoma, choroid hemangioma, retina hemangioma, osteoma, metastases, astrocytic hamartoma.

Affiliation:

Hospital Universitario Sant Joan, Avda. Doctor Josep Laporte 1 Reus, Spain.