Respiratory Epithelium in a Cystic Choristoma of the Limbus

Terri L. Young, Ernst R. Büch, Lawrence M. Kaufman, Joel Sugar, Mark O.M. Tso

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1736-1739
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology


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