Ocular Inflammatory Pseudotumor Associated with Propranolol Therapy

Susan M. Yeomans, David L. Knox, W. Richard Green, George W. Murgatroyd

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Abstract

A 60-year-old man presented with a unilateral mass involving the iris and ciliary body associated with iridocyclitis, which was refractive to both topical and systemic corticosteroid therapy. After a systemic work-up was negative, anterior chamber paracentesis and transcorneal biopsy were performed to rule out malignant melanoma and other tumors. The lesion proved to be an inflammatory lymphoid process, which resolved when systemic propranolol administration was withdrawn. Evidence for the possible role of propranolol in the induction of an intraocular inflammatory pseudotumor is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1422-1425
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmology
Volume90
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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Keywords

  • ciliary body biopsy
  • cytopathology
  • inflammatory pseudotumor
  • ocular inflammatory pseudotumor
  • propranolol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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