Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of Infancy: Retinal Anlage Tumor

Kathleen A. Lamping, Daniel M. Albert, Ernest Lack, G. Richard Dickersin, Paul H. Chapman, David S. Walton

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Six cases of the melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy, including light and electron microscopic findings, are presented. The tumor, now believed to originate from neural crest, is usually cured by wide excision; however, malignant cases have been reported. Histopathologically, this lesion resembles neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium. It may involve the orbit but most frequently occurs in the maxilla. One case presented involved the orbit, another the anterior fontanelle, and four presented in the maxilla.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • low cuboidal pigmented cells
  • melanotic neuro-ectodermal tumor of infancy
  • neural crest origin
  • pigmented lesion
  • retinal anlage tumor
  • small basophilic cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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