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

Daniel Albert // Publications // Nov 01 1988

PubMed ID: 3145478

Author(s): Freedman SF, Elner VM, Donev I, Gunta R, Albert DM. Intraocular neurilemmoma arising from the posterior ciliary nerve in neurofibromatosis. Pathologic findings. Ophthalmology. 1988 Nov;95(11):1559-64. PMID 3145478

Journal: Ophthalmology, Volume 95, Issue 11, Nov 1988

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.