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Solitary retinal astrocytoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4081977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinicopathologic features of retinal or optic disc astrocytomas are discussed based on eighteen reported cases. In addition, a new case of solitary retinal astrocytoma in a patient without other stigmata of phakomatosis is described. The tumor was prominently vascular and caused total exudative retinal detachment. It doubled in diameter over the seven months prior to enucleation, which was dictated by the occurrence of neovascular glaucoma. The astrocytic nature of the lesion was confirmed by immunohistochemical techniques (glial fibrillary acidic protein stain) and by electron microscopy.
A C Arnold; R S Hepler; R W Yee; J Maggiano; L F Eng; R Y Foos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0039-6257     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    1985 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-19     Completed Date:  1986-02-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Astrocytes / ultrastructure
Astrocytoma / pathology*,  surgery
Eye Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Fluorescein Angiography
Glaucoma / pathology
Retina / pathology
Retinal Detachment / pathology
Retinal Diseases / pathology*,  surgery
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