Phthisis Bulbi and Leptomeningeal Metastasis in a Case of Trilateral Retinoblastoma

Authors

  • MK Gupta Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • RK Rauniyar Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • K Ahmad Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • AR Pant Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • A Kumar Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • S Shah 2Department of Ophthalmology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i2.9621

Keywords:

Leptomeningeal metastasis, Phthisis bulbi, Pineoblastoma, PNET, Trilateral retinoblastoma

Abstract

Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common ocular malignant neoplasm of childhood. Bilateral or unilateral intraocular RB in conjunction with a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the pineal region (i.e. pineoblastoma) is termed as trilateral retinoblastoma (TRB). Retinoblastoma may spread along the optic nerve to the intracranial compartment to give drop metastases in the subarachnoid space or it can spread through hematogenous and lymphatic routes. Phthisis bulbi (PB) is a relatively uncommon presentation of retinoblastoma. We report a case of trilateral retinoblastoma with phthisical left eye and extensive leptomeningeal metastasis in a 3-year-old female child.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i2.9621  

Nepalese Journal of Radiology Vol.3(2)July-Dec, 2013: 92-96

 

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Published

2014-01-16

How to Cite

Gupta, M., Rauniyar, R., Ahmad, K., Pant, A., Kumar, A., & Shah, S. (2014). Phthisis Bulbi and Leptomeningeal Metastasis in a Case of Trilateral Retinoblastoma. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 3(2), 92–96. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i2.9621

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Case Reports