What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG)?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Bhupendra C K Patel, MD, FRCS; Chief Editor: Michael Taravella, MD  more...
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High-frequency ultrasound of the anterior segment can aid in identifying lesions, which typically appear as solid homogeneous masses, especially when hyphema is present. Ocular ultrasound may also be used to help confirm the location of the intraocular or orbital lesions.

CT scanning and MRI are rarely indicated.

Anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) can help confirm a diagnosis of juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) by demonstrating the thin flat iris lesion.


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