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S.R. Dubovy, C. Colomine, L.M. Jampol, T.G. Murray; FNAB in the Evaluation of Atypical Uveal Effusion Syndrome: Histopathological Review . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):1591.
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Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) in the evaluation and managment of patients with Atypical Uveal Effusion Syndrome.Methods: A FNAB was performed in four patients under direct visualization in the operating room. A partial thickness sclerotomy was performed and a 22 gauge needle was used to withdraw the aspirate. Cyanoacrylate was placed over the incision site. The aspirated fluid was prepared for cytological analysis. Results: Inflamatory cells were identified from the aspirated fluid. Acellular debris and blood break-down products were also identified. There were no complications due to the procedure. Conclusions: Inflamatory cells, blood breakdown products and acellular debris are present in cases of atypical uveal effusion syndrome. These findings may be of benefit in understanding the pathophysiology of this entity. The biopsy technique may also be a useful tool in differentiating atypical uveal effusion cases from other clinical entities.
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