Adenoma of the nonpigmented epithelium of the ciliary body

Ophthalmology. 1983 Dec;90(12):1528-30. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(83)34353-0.


A 42-year-old woman developed a ciliary body mass which indented the lens equator and produced a dense focal cataract in the right eye. The clinical diagnosis was malignant melanoma of the ciliary body, and the lesion was removed by a large iridocyclectomy. Histopathologic examination revealed an acquired adenoma of the non-pigmented ciliary epithelium. The clinical and histopathologic features of this rare intraocular tumor are discussed with emphasis upon its differentiation from malignant melanoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma / pathology*
  • Ciliary Body / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epithelium / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Uveal Neoplasms / pathology*