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August 1972

Phakomatous Choristoma of the Eyelid: A Tumor of Lenticular Anlage

Author Affiliations

Sydney, Australia
From the Department of Pathology, Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(2):172-175. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030174007

Recognition of a further case of phakomatous choristoma or a congenital tumor of lenticular anlage on the basis of its characteristic histopathological pattern soon after the recent report of three cases suggests that this tumor may become more commonly diagnosed if one is aware of its existence. Its histopathology is quite unique and easily recognizable. It should be included also in clinical differential diagnosis of congenital tumors of the nasal part of the lower eyelid in infants. It is reassuring that in cases so far recorded the lesion behaved in a benign manner and was not associated with eye abnormalities.