Case Report

Choroid hemangioma: primary tumor or reactive angiomatosis?

Aleksandr Valentynovych Artemov1, Sergii Viktorovyh Vernygorodskyi2, Yosyp Romanovych Saldan2

1The Filatovís Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy, Odessa, Ukraine
2National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine


Vascular tumors of the peripheral choroid are uncommon and may provide the clinician with a difficult diagnostic problem. In this article, we report 12 cases of eyes hemangiomas and 10 metastatic choroidal tumors to emphasize the significance of the initiating role of metaplastic and proliferative changes in the tapetoretinal zone that precede angiomatosis and cause it.

Keywords: angiomatosis, choroid hemangioma, metastatic choroidal tumors, morphology