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Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Nov;3(4):250-253. doi: 10.1159/000464249. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Ring-Shaped Leiomyoma of the Ciliary Body.

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
2
Georgia Retina PC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Abstract

Purpose:

Ciliary body mesectodermal leiomyoma is a rare, benign smooth muscle tumor that typically presents in women in the second to fourth decade of life. The diagnosis is typically based on clinical color, funduscopic appearance, transillumination properties, and B-scan ultrasonography.

Methods:

We present a patient with a 360° ciliary body mass with transillumination and ultrasonographic properties consistent with a ring melanoma.

Results:

This case emphasizes the difficulty in differentiating the benign leiomyoma from similar appearing malignant tumors such as melanoma.

Conclusion:

The eye was enucleated and the diagnosis was ring-shaped leiomyoma.

KEYWORDS:

Ciliary body; Leiomyoma; Melanoma

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