Iris varix simulating an iris melanoma

Jerry A. Shields, Carol L. Shields, Jose S Pulido, Ralph C. Eagle, Arnold F. Nothnagel

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Abstract

Iris varix is rare and little is known about its clinical characteristics. We treated a thrombosed iris varix that simulated an iris melanoma. A 53-year-old man developed a dark brown iris mass and hyphema in his left eye. Ultrasound biomicroscopy revealed a circumscribed mass of the iris stroma. Because of suspicion for melanoma, it was removed by sector iridectomy. Histopathologic examination disclosed an extensive focus of stromal hemorrhage, partially surrounded by endothelial cells that showed immunoreactivity to vascular markers. The histopathologic diagnosis was thrombosed iris varix. Iris varix is a rare condition that should be included in the differential diagnosis of iris melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume118
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Varicose Veins
Iris
Melanoma
Thrombosis
Iridectomy
Acoustic Microscopy
Hyphema
Blood Vessels
Differential Diagnosis
Endothelial Cells
Hemorrhage

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Shields, J. A., Shields, C. L., Pulido, J. S., Eagle, R. C., & Nothnagel, A. F. (2000). Iris varix simulating an iris melanoma. Archives of Ophthalmology, 118(5), 707-710.

Iris varix simulating an iris melanoma. / Shields, Jerry A.; Shields, Carol L.; Pulido, Jose S; Eagle, Ralph C.; Nothnagel, Arnold F.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 118, No. 5, 05.2000, p. 707-710.

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Shields, JA, Shields, CL, Pulido, JS, Eagle, RC & Nothnagel, AF 2000, 'Iris varix simulating an iris melanoma', Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 118, no. 5, pp. 707-710.
Shields JA, Shields CL, Pulido JS, Eagle RC, Nothnagel AF. Iris varix simulating an iris melanoma. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2000 May;118(5):707-710.
Shields, Jerry A. ; Shields, Carol L. ; Pulido, Jose S ; Eagle, Ralph C. ; Nothnagel, Arnold F. / Iris varix simulating an iris melanoma. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 2000 ; Vol. 118, No. 5. pp. 707-710.
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