Schwann cell proliferations mimicking medullated retinal nerve fibers

Roy W. Bellhorn, Asao Hirano, Paul Henkind, Philip T. Johnson

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Ophthalmoscopically visible white patches in the optic nerve head and adjacent retina in a rhesus monkey histologically represented peripheral rather than central nervous system myelin. This case of Schwann cell proliferations appearing as medullated retinal nerve fibers raises questions concerning the relationship of this phenomenon to developmental and acquired lesions of the optic nerve head in man.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology


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