Respiratory epithelium in a cystic choristoma of the limbus.

Publications // Young Lab // Dec 01 1990

PubMed ID: 2256846

Author(s): Young TL, Büchi ER, Kaufman LM, Sugar J, Tso MO. Respiratory epithelium in a cystic choristoma of the limbus. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990 Dec;108(12):1736-9. PMID 2256846

Journal: Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), Volume 108, Issue 12, Dec 1990

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.