CASE REPORT
Primary Hiperplastic Persistant Vitreus
 
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Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Konya
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Ibrahim Guler   

Konya University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Konya, 42080, Turkey
Publication date: 2013-04-09
 
Eur J Gen Med 2013;10(2):115–117
 
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Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV) is a disorder of ocular development which occurs due to incomplete regression of the embryonic vitreous and hyaloid vasculature. Most cases of PHPV are sporadic and unilateral. We report a case of PHPV in a 5-year-old male who presented with complaint of decreasing eye size. Grey-scale ultrasonography (US) evaluation revealed an hypoechogenic band in the posterior segment of the left globe extending from the posterior surface of the lens capsule to the optic disc. Also magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings suggested the diagnosis of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous.
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