Respiratory epithelium in a cystic choristoma of the limbus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A female newborn had a cystic, whitish gray mass at the inferotemporal limbus of the left eye. At age 3 weeks, the newborn underwent excision of the tumor, corneal patch grafting, and superior sector optical iridectomy. Histopathologic and electron microscopic examination of the excised tissue revealed a choristoma consisting of cysts lined with respiratory epithelium. To our knowledge, respiratory epithelium in a limbal choristoma has not been previously reported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Young, TL; Büchi, ER; Kaufman, LM; Sugar, J; Tso, MO

Published Date

  • December 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1736 - 1739

PubMed ID

  • 2256846

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1990.01070140090036


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States