Intraocular Neurilemmoma Arising from the Posterior Ciliary Nerve in Neurofibromatosis: Pathologic Findings

Sharon F. Freedman, Victor M. Elner, Irina Donev, Radhakrishna Gunta, Daniel M. Albert

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Abstract

A classic neurilemmoma was found in the eye of a 31-year-old man with known neurofibromatosis. The pathologic features of this rare intraocular tumor were examined histologically, immunohistochemically, and ultrastructurally. Contiguity of the neurilemmoma with its nerve of origin, the long posterior ciliary nerve, was clearly demonstrated. Expansion of the nerve by proliferating Schwann's cells was present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1559-1564
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmology
Volume95
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • neurilemmoma
  • neurofibromatosis
  • ocular tumor
  • peripheral nerve tumor
  • posterior ciliary nerve
  • schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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