Uvea (iris, choroid and ciliary body), limbus and sclera

Nevi-choroid or iris

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PubMed Search: Nevi choroid, Nevi iris

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Nevi-choroid or iris. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveanevichoroid.html. Accessed May 30th, 2023.
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

AFIP images
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Thickened choroid

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Spindled and small polyhedral shaped melanocytes

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Dysplastic nevus syndrome

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Nevus cells have benign cytologic features

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