International Ophthalmology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 241–250

Biopsy techniques and yields in diagnosing primary intraocular lymphoma

Original Paper

Abstract

A review of current biopsy techniques that are used in obtaining specimens from which to make a diagnosis of primary intraocular lymphoma (PIOL) is presented. Methods for obtaining and subsequently testing vitrectomy specimens are discussed. In addition, the yields of external and internal approaches for obtaining chorioretinal tissue, and diagnostic vitrectomies, are reviewed.

Keywords

Primary intraocular lymphoma Vitrectomy Chorioretinal biopsy Transvitreal retinal biopsy 

Abbreviations

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

PCNSL

primary central nervous system lymphoma

PIOL

primary intraocular lymphoma

PCR

polymerase chain reaction amplification.

RPE

retinal pigment epithelium

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Immunopathology Section, Laboratory of ImmunologyNational Eye Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Howard Hughes Medical InstituteChevy ChaseUSA
  3. 3.Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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