Use of RPMI in Vitreous Cytology: The Case for Sterile, Single Use Aliquots
Received Date: Jan 17, 2018 / Accepted Date: Jan 31, 2018 / Published Date: Feb 02, 2018
Importance: Sterile aliquots of Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) are necessary in obtaining uncontaminated vitreous biopsies.
Background: To report a case of RPMI medium contamination in diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) to exclude vitreoretinal lymphoma.
Design: Interventional case report.
Participants: One patient.
Methods: Diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy, vitreous biopsy.
Main outcome measures: Diagnostic, clinical, and histopathologic features of granulmoatous vitritis.
Conclusion: A case for single use, sterile aliquots of refrigerated RPMI for vitreoretinal surgeons.
Keywords: Vitreoretinal lymphoma; Vitreous haemorrhage; vitreous biopsy; RPMI contamination; Vitreous cells
Citation: Ting RJE, Keller J, Franzco HI, Cherepanoff SF (2018) Use of RPMI in Vitreous Cytology: The Case for Sterile, Single Use Aliquots. J Clin Exp Pathol 8: 336. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000336
Copyright: ©2018 Ting RJE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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