Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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SALAZAR, R.; GONZALEZ-CASTANO, C.; ROZAS, P. y CASTRO, J.. Retinal capillary hemangioma and von Hippel-Lindau disease: diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.7, pp.218-221. ISSN 0365-6691.
Clinical case: Man carrier of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene, with long-onset loss of vision in left eye. He had a retinal capillary hemangioma (HCR) and diffuse cystic edema in posterior pole. The systemic study revealed bilateral kidney tumors. Laser photocoagulation was performed which produced a subretinal and vitreous hemorrhage that required vitrectomy. Discussion: Retinal capillary hemangioma (HCR) is the earliest and most frequent manifestation of the von Hippel-Lindau disease. Its detection requires it to be treated early and to rule out other visceral lesions. Laser photocoagulation is the most recommended treatment of small-size HCR. The most frequent complications are vitreous and subretinal haemorrhages.
Palabras clave : Retinal capillary hemangioma; Von Hippel-Lindau disease; Laser photocoagulation; Vitrectomy.