Intraocular Hemangiopericytoma

John J. Papale, Albert R. Frederick, Daniel Albert

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Abstract

A 40-year-old woman had an intraocular lesion consistent with a choroidal hemangioma. Xenon arc photocoagulation was applied to reduce subretinal fluid, and the lesion remained stationary until the patient's death eight years later. The lesion was composed of spindleshaped and ovoid cells with numerous inconspicuous capillaries. The tumor cells were surrounded by reticulin-positive fibers. The diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma was confirmed by electron microscopy, which demonstrated proliferating pericytes associated with basal lamina. Although hemangiopericytomas are occasionally found in the orbit, to our knowledge this report is the first of an intraocular hemangiopericytoma. Because the pericyte is an integral component of the choroidal vasculature, the origin of this tumor in the choroid is not unexpected. The diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma should be considered when evaluating vascular choroidal lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1409-1411
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume101
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Hemangiopericytoma
Pericytes
Subretinal Fluid
Reticulin
Xenon
Choroid
Light Coagulation
Orbit
Hemangioma
Basement Membrane
Blood Vessels
Neoplasms
Electron Microscopy

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Intraocular Hemangiopericytoma. / Papale, John J.; Frederick, Albert R.; Albert, Daniel.

In: Archives of ophthalmology, Vol. 101, No. 9, 01.01.1983, p. 1409-1411.

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Papale, John J. ; Frederick, Albert R. ; Albert, Daniel. / Intraocular Hemangiopericytoma. In: Archives of ophthalmology. 1983 ; Vol. 101, No. 9. pp. 1409-1411.
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