Recurrence of iris stromal cyst following aspiration and resection.


Journal Article

We describe a 3-month-old patient with a primary epithelial cyst of the iris stroma. Although these cysts account for 16% of all childhood iris cysts, these cysts are uncommon with only a small number of reported cases.(1-6) Because our patient's cyst had amblyogenic potential, we proceeded with surgical treatment. The cyst was aspirated, but it recurred within 7 weeks. Sector iridectomy with excision of the cyst was performed, again with recurrence and subsequent glaucoma and cataract. These cysts present difficult management issues concerning the choice of initial surgical treatment and subsequent complications.

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Cited Authors

  • Casey, M; Cohen, KL; Wallace, DK

Published Date

  • August 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 256

PubMed ID

  • 12185354

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12185354

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3933

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1528-3933

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mpa.2002.124647


  • eng