Pigment epithelial hamartoma of optic disc

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Identifier F4_03
Title Pigment epithelial hamartoma of optic disc
Subject Pigment epithelium of eye; Optic disc
Description Optic disc tumor discovered incidentally in a 32 year old Asian woman who had no complaints about visual function in her involved left eye. Fundus slide shows granular elevation of left disc obscurring major disc vessels. Some of the granules has a shiny crystalline appearance. Near the vessel entrance there was some dense pigment. The granular tissue was slightly elevated and blurred the disc margins. Fluorecein angiography showed no evidence of leakage in the disc tissue. It was considered that this lesion had been present for all of the life of the patient.
Anatomy Optic disc
Pathology Pathology shows massive proliferation of pigment epithelium into the optic nerve. F4_03 shows glial prolifferation on the optic disc, multiple drusen, or hyaline bodies and massive proliferation of pigment epithelium into the disc. (See descriptions in reference article.)
Disease/Diagnosis Pigment epithelial hamartoma of optic disc
References Theobald Gd, Floyd G, Kirk Hq. Hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium simulating a neoplasm: report of two cases. Am J Ophthalmol. 1958 Apr;45(4, Part 2):235-40.
Creator William F. Hoyt PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco
Contributor Primary William F. Hoyt M.D. Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery University of California, San Francisco, Department of Ophthalmology
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-06-22
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Source 35mm Kodachrome slide; F4_01
Relation is Part of is part of: group F4
Rights Management Copyright 2002. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
ARK ark:/87278/s6v152bt
Setname ehsl_novel_wfh
Date Created 2006-07-27
Date Modified 2006-07-27
ID 190029
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v152bt