Idiopathic reactive hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium

Timothy W. Olsen, William C. Frayer, Frank L. Myers, Mathew D. Davis, Daniel Albert

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Objectives: To present and discuss 2 patients with acquired peripapillary pigmented lesions. Methods: We reviewed the patients' clinical records and histopathologic findings. Results: The first patient was diagnosed with a pigmented papillary lesion that was followed up for 38 years. The second patient was a child with neurofibromatosis type 1 who developed a pigmented peripapillary lesion following excision of an optic nerve glioma. Histologic findings in both cases demonstrated hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium with associated findings. Conclusions: The lesions presented an idiopathic reactive hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium. The clinical and histopathologic findings resemble findings reported with the combined hamartoma. We suggest that such lesions are reactive in nature, rather than hamartomatous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume117
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Hyperplasia
Optic Nerve Glioma
Neurofibromatosis 1
Hamartoma

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Idiopathic reactive hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium. / Olsen, Timothy W.; Frayer, William C.; Myers, Frank L.; Davis, Mathew D.; Albert, Daniel.

In: Archives of ophthalmology, Vol. 117, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 50-54.

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Olsen, Timothy W. ; Frayer, William C. ; Myers, Frank L. ; Davis, Mathew D. ; Albert, Daniel. / Idiopathic reactive hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium. In: Archives of ophthalmology. 1999 ; Vol. 117, No. 1. pp. 50-54.
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