Multicolor Flowcytometric Immunophenotyping Is a Valuable Tool for Detection of Intraocular Lymphoma

Objective: Intraocular lymphoma (IOL) is a rare condition and frequently difficult to distinguish from uveitis or other uveitis-masquerading syndromes. The diagnosis is confirmed by cytologic examination of ocular fluid specimens and more recently by molecular-immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGH) translocation or cytokine analysis. However, some of these more recent methods have not been validated by follow-up studies. Design: Evaluation of a diagnostic test. Participants: In a cohort of 51 consecutive patients with a clinical suspicion of IOL, vitreous analysis was performed via multicolor flowcytometric immunophenotyping. Methods: Multicolor flowcytometric immunophenotyping was performed (Read more...)

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