Paraneoplastic vitelliform retinopathy in a patient with treated choroidal melanoma

Steven L. Williams, H. Richard McDonald, J. Michael Jumper, Arthur D. Fu, Brandon J. Lujan, Emmett T. Cunningham, Robert N. Johnson

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Purpose: To describe a peculiar case of paraneoplastic vitelliform maculopathy/retinopathy in a patient with treated choroidal melanoma. Methods: A case report of a 58-year-old woman with a history of treated choroidal melanoma 16 years before developing visual changes in the setting of metastatic choroidal melanoma. Results: We demonstrate bilateral, multifocal vitelliform subretinal lesions and focal, neurosensory retinal detachment associated with metastatic melanoma. Conclusion: Paraneoplastic vitelliform maculopathy/retinopathy should be considered in patients with or without a history of melanoma, who have unexplained serous, vitelliform retinal detachments, especially with atypical or absence of leakage on fluorescein angiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Melanoma-associated retinopathy
  • Paraneoplastic vitelliform retinopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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