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July 1961

Nevoxanthoendothelioma (Juvenile Xanthogranuloma) of the Iris: Diagnosis by Biopsy and Treatment with X-Ray

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(1):26-28. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010028007

Report of a Case  This 6-month-old white girl was first seen Nov. 3, 1958. Three weeks previously the parents had noticed a yellow spot on the left iris. A few days later, fresh blood was seen on the iris. This bleeding recurred 4 days prior to examination. The past history was negative except for having been slightly premature. The birth weight was 5 lb. 3 oz.Examination revealed a yellowish-pink mass over the peripheral portion of the left iris from 3 to 6 o'clock (Fig. 1). Coagulated blood was present on the surface of the lesion. The adjacent iris was vascular and slightly greenish in color. Moderate corneal edema permitted a hazy view of an apparently normal fundus. Intraocular tension measured 27 mm. Hg (Schiøtz, 1955). Gonioscopy showed flocculent tumor tissue spread along the angle, over the surface of the lens, and on the back of the cornea. The right

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