Leiomyoepithelioma of Iris Pigment Epithelium

Zong Li, Mark O.M. Tso, Joel Sugar

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A 4-year-old boy had a jet-black, nodular lesion growing in his right iris. Detailed clinical and histopathologic studies of this unusual tumor showed the lesion to be derived from the anterior iris pigment epithelium. The tumor cells appeared to be benign and exhibited characteristics of both pigment epithelium and smooth muscle. We have called this tumor “leiomyoepithelioma of iris pigment epithelium”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-824
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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