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Retinopathy of Prematurity MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Tree Number(s)
C11.768.836
C16.614.521.731
Unique ID
D012178
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012178
Annotation
do not use /‌congen & do not coord with INFANT, NEWBORN, DISEASES; caused by oxygen ther of premature inf but for this etiol, do not use /‌chem ind: use /‌etiol if this etiol is discussed at all (& then probably NIM): TN 167
Scope Note
A bilateral retinopathy occurring in premature infants treated with excessively high concentrations of oxygen, characterized by vascular dilatation, proliferation, and tortuosity, edema, and retinal detachment, with ultimate conversion of the retina into a fibrous mass that can be seen as a dense retrolental membrane. Usually growth of the eye is arrested and may result in microophthalmia, and blindness may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Retrolental Fibroplasia
NLM Classification #
WW 270
Public MeSH Note
87; was RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA 1963-86
Online Note
use RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY to search RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA 1966-86
History Note
87; was RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA 1963-86
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Retinopathy of Prematurity Preferred
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