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Intraocular Schwannoma.
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PMID:  22981398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Schwannoma is a proliferation of neoplastic Schwann cells. Whereas schwannomas of the head and neck region are common, intraocular tissues are rarely affected. Uveal schwannoma has been aptly called a "pseudomelanoma", reflecting the difficulty in its clinical distinction from uveal malignant melanoma. Most of our current knowledge on intraocular schwannoma is limited to case reports, short case series, and non-comprehensive literature reviews. Three isolated reports of uveal schwannoma with extrascleral extension exist in literature, but the prognostic significance of this growth pattern is unknown. We present a patient with choroidal schwannoma with extrascleral extension and review 46 previously reported cases of uveal schwannomas to delineate clinical and pathologic characteristics of these intraocular tumors with a specific emphasis on schwannoma with extraocular extension.
Authors:
Jae Young You; Paul T Finger; Codrin Iacob; Steven A McCormick; Tatyana Milman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3304     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York.
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