Eye
Retina
Astrocytic tumor of retina

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: astrocytic tumor of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinaastrocytictumor.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Associated with tuberous sclerosis (57%), neurofibromatosis (14%), or no syndrome (29%)
  • Tuberous sclerosis patients usually have multiple, peripheral retinal tumors with giant astrocytes vs. disc based tumors in non tuberous sclerosis patients
  • Usually benign and extremely rare in retina
  • References: Arch Pathol Lab Med 1984;108:160
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Interlacing, spindle shaped astrocytes