phakoma

phakoma

 [fah-ko´mah]
1. an occasional small, grayish white tumor seen microscopically in the retina in tuberous sclerosis.
2. a patch of myelinated nerve fibers seen very infrequently in the retina in neurofibromatosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pha·co·ma

(fa-kō'mă),
A hamartoma found in phacomatosis; often refers to a retinal hamartoma in tuberous sclerosis.
Synonym(s): phakoma
[phaco- + G. -oma, tumor]
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pha·co·ma

(fa-kō'mă)
A hamartoma found in phacomatosis; often refers to a retinal hamartoma in tuberous sclerosis.
Synonym(s): phakoma.
[phaco- + G. -oma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
(1) The term 'phakoma' (from the Greek phakos--lentil) is used for a lentil-shaped object such as a mark on the skin or the retina.