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A choroidal schwannoma confirmed by surgical excision

 Young Jae Cho  ;  Jung Bin Won  ;  Suk Ho Byeon  ;  Woo Ik Yang  ;  Hyoung Jun Koh  ;  Oh Woong Kwon  ;  Sung Chul Lee 
 Korean Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol.23(1) : 49-52, 2009 
Journal Title
 Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 
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Adult ; Choroid/pathology* ; Choroid Neoplasms/diagnosis* ; Choroid Neoplasms/surgery ; Diagnosis, Differential ; Eye Enucleation/methods* ; Female ; Humans ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Neurilemmoma/diagnosis* ; Neurilemmoma/surgery
Enucleation ; Schwannoma ; Sclerouvectomy
Schwannomas rarely present as intraocular tumors and are often misdiagnosed as malignant melanoma. We describe a choroidal schwannoma confirmed by sclerouvectomy. A 30-year-old woman presented with a large nonpigmented intraocular mass of the choroid in the right eye and underwent surgical excision by sclerouvectomy. Histologically, the tumor was composed of a mixture of cellular solid components (Antoni A) and loose myxoid components (Antoni B). The tumor was eventually diagnosed as a schwannoma. Currently available ancillary studies are still of little value in definitively differentiating schwannomas from other choroidal tumors. In the case of atypical findings for a malignant melanoma, a benign neoplasm should be included in the differential diagnosis. This patient avoided enucleation by first having the mass excised. We are unaware of previous reports in which a choroidal schwannoma was diagnosed by surgical excision.
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Koh, Hyoung Jun(고형준) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5932-8516
Kwon, Oh Woong(권오웅)
Byeon, Suk Ho(변석호) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8101-0830
Yang, Woo Ick(양우익) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6084-5019
Won, Jung Bin(원정빈)
Lee, Sung Chul(이성철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9438-2385
Cho, Young Jae(조영재)
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