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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2007 Vol.8 No.9 P.612-615


Adenoma of nonpigmented epithelium in ciliary body: literature review and case report

Author(s):  CHEN Zhi-qing, FANG Xiao-yun

Affiliation(s):  Department of Ophthalmology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China

Corresponding email(s):   chenzhiqing@medmail.com.cn, fangxyp@hotmail.com

Key Words:  Epiretinal membrane, Ciliary body, Uveal tumor, Adenoma

CHEN Zhi-qing, FANG Xiao-yun. Adenoma of nonpigmented epithelium in ciliary body: literature review and case report[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2007, 8(9): 612-615.

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adenomas of the nonpigmented ciliary epithelium (NPCE) are often clinically indistinguishable from amelanotic malignant melanomas of the ciliary body or metastatic carcinomas. This paper reports a case study of a distinctive variant of adenoma of the NPCE, which clinically appears as epiretinal membrane in the macular region. Histopathologic studies have revealed this is an adenoma of the NPCE. Identification of this clinic feature is important because it will miss the diagnosis of the adenoma of the NPCE. In this case study, B-scan ultrasonography as well as computerized tomography (CT) has been used to provide help in diagnosing the ciliary body tumor. Because of their anterior location in the ciliary body, partial lamellar sclerouvectomy is an effective method of treatment.

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