Adenocarcinoma-retinal pigment epithelium

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Adenocarcinoma-retinal pigment epithelium. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinaadenocarcinomarpe.html. Accessed December 6th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Rare, < 50 cases reported
  • More common in women
  • Often diagnosed as atypical choroidal melanoma clinically
Whole mount images

AFIP images
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Pigmented tumor of retinal
pigment epithelium arises
in peripheral of retina

Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images
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Pigmented tumor with tubular
and papillary patterns has
invaded retina and choroid

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Variable pigmented tumor
adjacent to optic nerve
head has invade choroid

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Pleomorphic and papillary tumor area with variable pigment

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Heavily pigmented area of tubular tumor

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