Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma of retina

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

Revised: 21 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinapleomorphicxanthoastrocytoma.html. Accessed December 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
Gross description
  • Well circumscribed mass with cystic component
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large pleomorphic cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm, enlarged vesicular nuclei with prominent nucleoli and calcium deposits
  • Also cells with markedly swollen cytoplasm containing lipid, spindled cells and multinucleated cells
Positive stains