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.

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]

phakoma

/pha·ko·ma/ (fah-ko´mah) any of the hamartomas found in the phakomatoses, such as the herald lesions of tuberous sclerosis. See also tuber (2).

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]