Torpedo Maculopathy 1

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    1. Raj K. Maturi, MD (December 1 2014)

      Hi Bryan,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.

      This was an isolated lesion. Agree that FAP is a concern, and in fact, the primary differential diagnosis in cases of Torpodo. I've copied a report form Ocular Surgery News (2013) that describes this well (see below link):

    2. Bryan K. Rutledge, MD (December 1 2014)

      Looks more like pigmented ocular fundus lesion (rather than nevus), similar to what I have seen in patients with FAP. If other pigmented lesions, consider testing.

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    Color fundus of a 47-year-old female with torpedo maculopathy- atypical choroidal nevus.

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