Leiomyoma - ciliary body / iris

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Minor changes: 8 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Leiomyoma ciliary body iris

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Uvea: leiomyoma - ciliary body / iris. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuvealeiomyoma.html. Accessed May 29th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Ciliary body or iris
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP 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

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

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