Multimodal imaging of crb1 retinitis pigmentosa with a peripheral retinal tumor

Federico Corvi, Alexander Juhn, Giulia Corradetti, Tieu Vy Nguyen, Amani A. Fawzi, David Sarraf, Srinivas R. Sadda

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Purpose:To report the multimodal imaging findings of a patient with gene-crumbs 1-associated retinitis pigmentosa (RP) characterized by preservation of para-arteriolar retinal pigment epithelium and a peripheral retinal tumor.Methods:A 27-year-old woman was referred to our center because of progressive decreased vision in both eyes with a diagnosis of gene-crumbs 1-associated RP. Fundus examination was remarkable for attenuated retinal vessels and bone spicule migration that was bilateral and symmetric. In addition, an elevated yellow-white mass with dilated retinal vessels was noted in the superotemporal midperiphery of the retina in the left eye without any associated exudation.Results:Diffuse retinal pigment epithelium mottling was present but spared the area along the retinal arterioles. Swept-source optical coherence tomography showed diffuse outer retinal atrophy. Optical coherence tomography angiography of the peripheral lesion illustrated extensive vascularity and a possible retinal feeder vessel communicating with the tumor at its inferior margin. The phenotype of the lesion showed overlap with a vasoproliferative tumor or an astrocytic hamartoma. Over a period of 5 years of follow-up, the peripheral tumor was unchanged. No significant progression of the peripheral retinal degeneration was evidenced by autofluorescent imaging over this time period although the central acuity continued to decrease.Conclusion:Gene-crumbs 1-associated RP may be characterized by preservation of the para-arteriolar retinal pigment epithelium and slow progression and may also feature a benign peripheral retinal tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022


  • CRB1-mutation
  • CRB1-retinitis pigmentosa
  • astrocytic hamartoma
  • multimodal imaging
  • optical coherence tomography angiography
  • retinitis pigmentosa
  • vasoproliferative tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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