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February 1985

Epithelioid Cell Nevus of the Iris

Author Affiliations

From the Oncology Service and the Research Department, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (Drs Shields and Donoso); the Long Island (NY) Jewish Hospital (Dr Karan); and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York (Dr Perry).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(2):235-237. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050020087028

• A 21-year-old woman had a progressively enlarging pigmented tumor of the iris and anterior chamber angle in the right eye. Because the lesion was suspected to be a malignant melanoma, it was removed by an iridocyclectomy. Histopathologic examination disclosed the tumor to be a benign epithelioid cell nevus. This article describes the clinical and pathologic features of this rare iris tumor.

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