Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma of retina

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 5 April 2019

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Retina: pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinapleomorphicxanthoastrocytoma.html. Accessed February 23rd, 2020.
Definition / general
Gross description
  • Well circumscribed mass with cystic component
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large pleomorphic cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm, enlarged vesicular nuclei with prominent nucleoli and calcium deposits
  • Also cells with markedly swollen cytoplasm containing lipid, spindled cells and multinucleated cells
Positive stains
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