Tuberous sclerosis of retina

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Minor changes: 5 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Tuberous sclerosis [title] retina

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Retina: tuberous sclerosis of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinatuberoussclerosis.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Also called Bourneville syndrome
  • A type of phakoma
  • Phakoma: hamartomatous malformation associated with extraocular lesions as part of a well defined clinicopathologic syndrome
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Glial plaques and nodules in retinal nerve fiber layer which may simulate retinoblastoma
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