Iris neoplasms

Iris neoplasms

tumours of the iris characterised by increased pigmentation of melanocytes. Iris nevi are composed of proliferated melanocytes and are associated with neurofibromatosis and malignant melanoma of the choroid and ciliary body. Malignant melanoma of the iris often originates from preexisting nevi.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Iris_neoplasms&oldid=11720"
First | Previous (Iris frill) | Next (Iris pits) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.