Choroidal schwannoma in a 6-month-old girl

John J. Chen, Natalie L. Kamberos, M. Sue O'Dorisio, Nasreen A. Syed, Culver Boldt

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Choroidal schwannomas are exceedingly rare in children, with only 6 cases reported in children younger than 18 years of age and none in those younger than 9 years. We report a 6-month-old infant presenting with a large noncalcified amelanotic mass with secondary glaucoma that mimicked an atypical retinoblastoma, leading to emergent enucleation for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. Pathology revealed a total retinal detachment, glaucomatous damage, and a large mass arising from the peripapillary posterior choroid with areas of Antoni A pattern and S-100 staining consistent with the diagnosis of an intraocular schwannoma. This is the first intraocular schwannoma described in an infant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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