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Tumor features to report - uveal tumors

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

Revised: 7 March 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Tumor features to report - uveal tumors. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveatumorfeatures.html. Accessed April 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Histologic type
  • Cell types present (for melanomas)
  • Precise anatomic location (iris, ciliary body, choroid), relative to clock hour
  • Tumor size
  • Extraocular extension
  • Growth pattern (diffuse, ring, focal)
  • Dimension of largest diameter in contact with sclera
  • Color of surface lesion and cut surface of lesion
  • Involvement or noninvolvement of other structures present
  • Margins (minimum clearance)
  • Mitotic figures per 40 high power fields
  • Presence of absence of 100 tumor infiltrating lymphocytes per 40 high power fields
  • Presence of matrix rich microcirculation associated loops, networks or parallel with cross linking structures
  • Angiolymphatic invasion
  • Presence of retinal detachment or hemorrhage
  • Involvement of intrascleral emissary channels
  • For melanomas, indicate thickness and mitotic activity, color of surface lesion
  • Other features present: drusen, neovascularization, nevi, etc.
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