CHORIOCAPILLARIS FLOW VOIDS IN CRYPTOCOCCAL CHOROIDITIS USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report an unusual case of cryptococcal choroiditis and highlight the multimodal imaging findings, particularly the choriocapillaris flow voids using optical coherence tomography angiography.

Methods:

Retrospective review of the clinical course of a single patient with cryptococcal choroiditis.

Results:

A 69-year-old man undergoing chemotherapy for T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia developed disseminated crytococcal neoformans infection. He developed bilateral cryptococcal choroiditis with multiple yellow-white choroidal lesion on fundoscopy in both eyes. Multimodal imaging of the choroidal lesions revealed flow voids at the level of the choriocapillaris on optical coherence tomography angiography that corresponded to hypocyanescent areas on indocyanine green angiography when registered and overlaid on the indocyanine green angiography images. The superficial and deep capillary plexuses were spared.

Conclusion:

This case illustrates that optical coherence tomography angiography was useful in demonstrating that the cryptococcal choroidal lesions impaired choriocapillaris perfusion but spared the superficial and deep retinal plexuses.

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