Massive retinal gliosis: An unusual case with immunohistochemical study

Deshmukh, Sanjay D.; Ashturkar, Amrut V.; Babanagare, Shridhar V.; Gokhale, Suvarna K.; Deshpande, Anand A.
May 2011
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;May2011, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p246
Academic Journal
Massive retinal gliosis (MRG) is a rare, benign intraocular condition that results from the proliferation of well-differentiated glial cells. Immunohistochemically, these cells show positivity for glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP), neuron specific enolase (NSE), and S-100 protein. We encountered a case of a 45-year-old female with loss of vision in the left eye. She had a history of trauma to that eye two years ago. Enucleation was carried out, because malignancy was suspected due to retinal calcification. On the basis of light microscopy and immunohistochemistry (IHC) performed on the enucleated eye, it was diagnosed as massive retinal gliosis.


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