Eye
Retina
Astrocytic tumor of retina


Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 5 April 2019

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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
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