Leiomyoma of The Ciliary Body and Hemangiopericytoma of the Choroid

Jeannette TÓTH1, Ágnes KERÉNYI1, Ildikó SÜVEGES1, Gábor FUTÓ2

11st Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
2Department of Ophthalmology, Szent Borbála Hospital, Tatabánya, Hungary


Two unusual uveal tumors occurring in eyes enucleated for presumed malignant melanoma are discussed. One was a leiomyoma of the ciliary body, affecting a 22-year-old female, the other a hemangiopericytoma of the choroid in an 84-year-old male patient. The latter case is the fourth intraocular hemangiopericytoma reported in the literature to date. The histopathologic diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 2, Nr 2, 89-93, 1996

Key words: intraocular non-melanocytic tumors; leiomyoma; hemangiopericytoma

Received: Feb 12, 1996; accepted: Mar 5, 1996
Correspondence: Jeannette TÓTH, 1st Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Tömõ u. 25-29. Budapest 1083, Hungary; Tel: 36-1-2100280, Fax: 36-1-2100309; E-mail:

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