Ipsilateral ciliary body schwannoma and ciliary body melanoma in a child

KIRATLI H., Ustunel S., Balci S., Soylemezoglu F.

JOURNAL OF AAPOS, vol.14, no.2, pp.175-177, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.01.013
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AAPOS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-177
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.