Asymptomatic endophthalmitis following strabismus correction in a pediatric patient

Cory M. Pfeifer, Rana M. Yazdani

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Abstract

Endophthalmitis is most commonly seen in adults shortly after cataract surgery. It is rare in the pediatric population. Presented here is a case of endophthalmitis following strabismus repair in a 9-month-old patient with Trisomy 21. Leukocoria was observed 15 days after surgery, but the child did not exhibit symptoms of infection, and the ordering clinician requested an MRI of the brain and orbits to assess the possibility of retinoblastoma. This case highlights the importance of MRI in the evaluation of leukocoria and displays typical MRI findings of this infrequently-encountered condition in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1187
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Endophthalmitis
  • Leukocoria
  • Strabismus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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