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Article
April 1934

NEUROFIBROMA OF THE CHOROID

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;11(4):641-645. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830110059007
Abstract

Neurofibroma of the choroid is a rare condition, but in view of the potential relation which Masson1 has established between this tumor and melanoma, the report of a hitherto unrecognized form of the disease may be of interest. Two forms of this condition have already been described : (1) localized tumors, sometimes multiple, occurring along the course of the ciliary nerves (Callender and Thigpen,2 and Phelan3), and (2) diffuse neurofibromatosis of the choroid, which in the previously reported cases invariably has been associated with buphthalmos (Knight4). This second type is evidently a congenital disease. The case to be reported is related to the second type in that it shows a diffuse neurofibromatous thickening of the choroid but differs in the absence of buphthalmos. The tumor was discovered in the course of a routine postmortem examination.

REPORT OF CASE

A Negro, aged 56, came to the hospital

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