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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 335

Congenital retinal macrovessel: A rare vascular malformation


Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Submission20-Aug-2019
Date of Decision20-Oct-2019
Date of Acceptance18-Nov-2019
Date of Web Publication26-Dec-2019

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Dr. Mandabi Sengupta
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96 Basistha Road, Guwahati, Assam - 781 028
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_78_19

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How to cite this article:
Ali A, Sengupta M, Kuri GC, Das D, Bhattacharjee H. Congenital retinal macrovessel: A rare vascular malformation. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2019;57:335

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Ali A, Sengupta M, Kuri GC, Das D, Bhattacharjee H. Congenital retinal macrovessel: A rare vascular malformation. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 27];57:335. Available from: http://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2019/57/4/335/273981



Congenital retinal macrovessels are rare, abnormally large retinal vessels supplying or draining the macular region, both superior and inferior to the horizontal raphe. Only 1% of population has retinal macrovessels.[1] They are usually unilateral, asymptomatic, and incidental finding on routine ophthalmic examinations.[2],[3]

Here, the color fundus photograph of the right eye is showing large inferotemporal branch retinal vein reaching up to the level of the fovea receiving tributaries from both sides of the horizontal raphe, draining almost the entire macula. The superotemporal branch vein is of decreased caliber and devoid of macular tributaries. Another important finding is that the inferonasal branch vein is also very thin in this case. Left eye fundus is normal [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Color fundus photograph of the right eye showing large inferotemporal branch vein reaching up to the level of the fovea receiving tributaries from both sides of horizontal raphe, draining almost the entire macula. The superotemporal branch vein is of decreased caliber and devoid of macular tributaries. The inferonasal branch vein is also very thin. Left eye fundus picture is normal

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1.
Jensen VA. Studies on the branching of retinal blood vessels. Acta Ophthalmol 1936;14:100.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Brown GC, Donoso LA, Magargal LE, Goldberg RE, Sarin LK. Congenital retinal macrovessels. Arch Ophthalmol 1982;100:1430.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Polk TD, Park D, Sindt CW, Heffron ET. Congenital retinal macrovessels. Arch Ophthalmol 1997;115:290.  Back to cited text no. 3
    


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