International Ophthalmology

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 239–241 | Cite as

A case of episcleral cellular neurofibroma

  • B. V. Kumar
  • I. G. Rennie
  • H. S. Mudhar
Case Report


Episcleral neurofibroma is very rare condition and can be mistaken clinically for a variety of benign and malignant lesions [1, 2, 3]. We would like to highlight an unusual case of a histology proven solitary episcleral cellular neurofibroma. This was clinically thought to be a deposit of metastatic carcinoma, in view of the patient’s previous history of bladder carcinoma.

Case report

A 78-year-old man presented with a history of a slowly growing painless lump in his left eye. His past medical history included a cerebrovascular accident, hypertension and epilepsy. His surgical history included a coronary artery by-pass and a resection of a bladder carcinoma.

On examination, the lump in the left eye was episcleral, located at 2–3 o’clock on the temporal perilimbal region. It was pink, smooth and appeared to be vascular.

It was 4 mm × 3 mm along its basal diameters (Fig.  1a). In view of his past history of bladder carcinoma it was presumed to be a metastasis, and an...


Spindle Cell Leiomyoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Neurofibromatosis Transitional Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyA-Floor, Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of HistopathologyE-Floor, Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK

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