posterior staphyloma

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protrusion of the sclera or cornea, usually lined with uveal tissue, due to inflammation.
anterior staphyloma staphyloma in the anterior part of the eye.
corneal staphyloma
1. bulging of the cornea with adherent uveal tissue.
2. one formed by protrusion of the iris through a corneal wound.
posterior staphyloma (staphyloma posti´cum) backward bulging of sclera at the posterior pole of the eye.
scleral staphyloma protrusion of the contents of the eyeball where the sclera has become thinned.
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pos·te·ri·or staph·y·lo·ma

a bulging near the posterior pole of the eyeball due to degenerative changes in severe myopia.
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pos·te·ri·or staph·y·lo·ma

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr staf'i-lō'mă)
A bulging near the posterior pole of the eyeball due to degenerative changes in severe myopia.
Synonym(s): Scarpa staphyloma.
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Antonio, Italian anatomist, orthopedist, and ophthalmologist, 1747-1832.
canals of Scarpa - separate canals for the nasopalatine nerves and vessels.
fossa scarpae major - Synonym(s): femoral triangle
Scarpa fascia - the deeper membranous or lamellar part of the subcutaneous tissue of the lower abdominal wall. Synonym(s): membranous layer of superficial fascia
Scarpa fluid - the fluid contained within the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. Synonym(s): endolymph
Scarpa foramina - two openings in the line of the intermaxillary suture that transmit the nasopalatine nerve.
Scarpa ganglion - a collection of bipolar nerve cell bodies forming a swelling on the vestibular part of the eighth nerve in the internal acoustic meatus. Synonym(s): vestibular ganglion
Scarpa habenula - Synonym(s): Haller habenula
Scarpa hiatus - a semilunar opening at the apex of the cochlea through which the scala vestibuli and the scala tympani of the cochlea communicate with one another. Synonym(s): helicotrema
Scarpa liquor - the fluid contained within the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. Synonym(s): endolymph
Scarpa membrane - closes the fenestra cochleae or rotunda. Synonym(s): secondary tympanic membrane
Scarpa method - cure of an aneurysm by ligation of the artery at some distance above the sac.
Scarpa sheath - one of the coverings of the spermatic cord, formed of delicate connective tissue and of muscular fibers derived from the internal oblique muscle. Synonym(s): cremasteric fascia
Scarpa staphyloma - bulging near the posterior pole of the eyeball due to degenerative changes in severe myopia. Synonym(s): posterior staphyloma
Scarpa triangle - branches of the femoral nerve are distributed within the femoral triangle. Synonym(s): femoral triangle; fossa scarpae major
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The following were performed before the OCT scanning: (1) evaluation of refractive error without pupil dilation by optometry (AR-310A, NIDEK, Japan); (2) axial length measurement by IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Germany); (3) intraocular pressure measurement by noncontact tonometer (TX-20, Canon, Japan); (4) color fundus photography (retinal camera CR-DGi, Canon, Japan); (5) ultrasonography of the eye ball to exclude posterior staphyloma (B-scan CineScan, Quantel Medical, France); and (6) careful examination of the peripheral retina by a senior retinal specialist (Fenghua Wang) using an indirect ophthalmoscope to exclude peripheral degeneration, retinal tear, or retinal detachment.
showed significant associations between choroidal thickness, SE, CT, and posterior staphyloma height but not AL.19 The tessellated group in a study by Wang et al.
In this study, we present the outcomes of PPV, ILM peeling, MB, and perfluoropropane (C3F8) gas tamponade performed to treat MHRD in a patient with high myopia and posterior staphyloma.
On fundus examination, bilateral posterior staphyloma with myopic degenerative changes were observed, as well as a shallow RD associated with the posterior staphyloma in the right eye.
(8,9,10) However, although PPV with ILM peeling and gas tamponade is the primary surgical approach for such cases, it may not be adequate to address certain pathophysiological factors such as the tension created by the posterior staphyloma. The presence of posterior staphyloma in these patients may lead to complications such as foveoschisis, foveal detachment, and MHRD.
(14,15) These high rates of reported anatomical success in high-myopic MHRD patients have led to MB gaining prominence, especially when treating patients with posterior staphyloma.
of Cases % Retinal detachment 14 2.85 Vitreous haemorrage 10 2.5 Posterior vitreous detachment 6 1.2 Posterior Staphyloma 4 0.8 Vitreous opacities & Exudates 8 1.6 Asteroid hyalosis 4 0.8 IOFB 1 0.2 Coloboma choroid 1 0.2 Variation in Axial length 6 1.22
Highly myopic eyes are often accompanied by pathologic fundus changes, such as posterior pole chorioretinal atrophy and posterior staphyloma [2].
All the recurrent cases had open MH, high myopia more than 12 diopters, and posterior staphyloma.
Silicone oil reinjection is a simple technique and can be done by all vitreoretinal surgeons but it has the disadvantages of the possibility of recurrent RD after silicone oil removal (especially in the presence of high myopia, posterior staphyloma, and open and large macular hole) and complications may occur as emulsification of silicone oil and increase of intraocular pressure.
We found that the risk factors for Re RD were open flat holes, high myopia, and posterior staphyloma. Five of the recurrent cases had a resurgery and silicone oil reinjection.
Most common abnormality was retinal detachment (39%), followed by vitreous opacities (31%), eye ball size abnormalities (12%), intraocular foreign body (4%), posterior staphyloma (3%) and retinal detachment with vitreous opacities (2%).

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