Intraocular neurilemmoma arising from the posterior ciliary nerve in neurofibromatosis. Pathologic findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A classic neurilemmoma was found in the eye of a 31-year-old man with known neurofibromatosis. The pathologic features of this rare intraocular tumor were examined histologically, immunohistochemically, and ultrastructurally. Contiguity of the neurilemmoma with its nerve of origin, the long posterior ciliary nerve, was clearly demonstrated. Expansion of the nerve by proliferating Schwann's cells was present.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freedman, SF; Elner, VM; Donev, I; Gunta, R; Albert, DM

Published Date

  • November 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1559 - 1564

PubMed ID

  • 3145478

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-6420

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0161-6420(88)32983-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States