Leiomyoma - ciliary body / iris

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

Revised: 24 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Leiomyoma ciliary body iris

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Uvea: leiomyoma - ciliary body / iris. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuvealeiomyoma.html. Accessed December 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Ciliary body or iris
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Left: amelanotic tumor of ciliary body; right: spindle shaped neoplastic cells with cigar shaped nuclei arranged in irregular bundles

Mesectodermal leiomyoma:
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Large amelanotic
tumor of
ciliary body

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Benign cells with interlacing
fibrillar cytoplasmic processes
resembling glial tissue, and
round nuclei with fine chromatin

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Benign cells form clusters
separated by fibrillar
cytoplasmic processes
resembling neural tissue

Electron microscopy images

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Cells have basement membrane (BM),
subplasmalemmal vesicles (V)
and intracytoplasmic filaments (F)
with fusiform densities (D)