Anterior Chamber Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma of the Iris Masquerading as Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema Syndrome.

Journal Article

To report a case of iris non-Hodgkin lymphoma initially thought to be uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema (UGH) syndrome.We reviewed the clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic findings in a patient with recurrent hyphemas and increased ocular pressure who eventually was found to have a rapidly growing iris mass.An 89-year-old man with a history of cataract extraction and mantle cell lymphoma developed recurrent hyphema, which was subsequently revealed to be due to an iris mass. A biopsy revealed non-Hodgkin lymphoma that could not be formally subclassified but was suspicious for mantle cell lymphoma. The tumor showed a partial response to ibrutinib.Iris lymphoma can masquerade as a cause of recurrent hyphema after cataract extraction. Ophthalmologists should be aware of this presentation, especially in patients with a history of lymphoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, AC; Nguyen, A; Munday, WR; Xu, ML; Materin, MA

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 230 - 233

PubMed ID

  • 27843901

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2296-4657

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2296-4681

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000445119


  • eng