Ipsilateral ciliary body schwannoma and ciliary body melanoma in a child

J AAPOS. 2010 Apr;14(2):175-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.01.013.


An 11-year-old boy presented with a mid-zonal pigment epithelial iris cyst. The cyst progressed relentlessly, ultimately leading to enucleation of the eye 4 years after presentation. Histopathology revealed a ciliary body schwannoma filling the anterior chamber and a small, incidental noncontiguous ciliary body melanoma. Vision loss, pupil distortion, and relentless growth despite complete cyst deflation following aspiration were clues for the tumor-induced nature of the visible cyst.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Ciliary Body / pathology*
  • Cysts / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology*
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology*
  • Uveal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Visual Acuity