Eye
Uvea
Nevi of choroid or iris

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

Revised: 24 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Nevi choroid, Nevi iris

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Uvea: nevi of choroid or iris. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveanevichoroid.html. Accessed December 9th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Common
  • Detected during ophthalmic exams
  • Most do not progress; at risk for malignancy if thick or enlarging circumference
  • Iris nevi are elevated on iris surface
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Choroid nevus: #1-thickened choroid due to proliferation
of benign melanocytes with drusen of overlying retinal
pigment epithelium and mild disruption of photoreceptors;
#2-spindled and small polyhedral shaped melanocytes



Dysplastic nevus syndrome:
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Spindle cell nevus of choroid; #2: hypocellular and hypercellular areas are present

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Nevus cells have benign cytologic features