Ciliary body neurilemoma recurring after 15 years

  • Thierry J. Hufnagel
  • Marvin L. Sears
  • Marc Shapiro
  • Jung H. Kim
Original Investigations


A 57-year-old white female presented with a recurring neurilemoma (benign solitary schwannoma) of the ciliary body 15 years after the primary modified iridocyclectomy. As neurilemoma are encapsulated, successful “tumorectomy” was twice accomplished with total anatomical and functional preservation of the globe. The pathological diagnosis of spindle cell tumors of the uvea is discussed.


Public Health Cell Tumor Spindle Cell Pathological Diagnosis Ciliary Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry J. Hufnagel
    • 1
  • Marvin L. Sears
    • 2
  • Marc Shapiro
    • 3
  • Jung H. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Neuropathology, Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Section of Neuroradiology, Department of Diagnostic ImagingYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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