Eye
Retina
Adenocarcinoma of retinal pigment epithelium


Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 5 April 2019

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Definition / general
  • Rare, < 50 cases reported
  • More common in women
  • Often diagnosed as atypical choroidal melanoma clinically
Whole mount images

AFIP images
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Pigmented tumor of retinal
pigment epithelium arises
in peripheral of retina

Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images
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Pigmented tumor with tubular
and papillary patterns has
invaded retina and choroid

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Variable pigmented tumor
adjacent to optic nerve
head has invade choroid

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Pleomorphic and papillary tumor area with variable pigment

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Heavily pigmented area of tubular tumor

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