Orbit and optic nerve
Melanocytoma of optic nerve

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Minor changes: 4 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Melanocytoma [title] optic nerve

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Orbit and optic nerve: melanocytoma of optic nerve. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbitmelanocytoma.html. Accessed May 29th, 2020.
Clinical images

AFIP images
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Tumor is centered in inferior
temporal quadrant of optic nerve
head and has feathery border
where it infiltrates the retina

Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images
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Heavily pigmented tumor
involves optic nerve
head, optic nerve and
peripapillary choroid

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Bleached preparation
shows plump polyhedral
melanocytes with small
ovoid nuclei

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