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May 1992

Ciliary Body Adenoma in a 10-Year-Old Girl Who Had a Rhabdomyosarcoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Campochiaro, Gonzalez-Fernandez, Newman, and Conway) and Pathology (Drs Gonzalez-Fernandez and Feldman), the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville. Dr Campochiaro is now with The Wilmer Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(5):681-683. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080170103033

• A retrolenticular fibrovascular membrane occurred in the setting of a ciliary body mass in a 10-year-old black girl who had been successfully treated for a rhabdomyosarcoma of the lung. The results of a transscleral biopsy of the mass demonstrated it to be a pigmented adenoma of the ciliary body. A lensectomy and membranectomy were performed to aid in the follow-up and rehabilitation of the eye. At 9 months after surgery, the patient had 20/25 vision with no evidence of tumor growth. This case demonstrates an unusual cause of cyclitic membrane formation and suggests that transscleral biopsy may be a useful adjunct in the management of selected ciliary body masses.

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