Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal | Multifocal Choroidal Malignant Melanoma: At Least 3 Melanomas In One Eye

Multifocal Choroidal Malignant Melanoma: At Least 3 Melanomas In One Eye

Blumenthal EZ, Pe’er J

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999 Feb;117(2):255-8.
Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital and Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.

ABSTRACT:

OBJECTIVES: To describe a case of an enucleated eye harboring multiple choroidal malignant melanomas.

METHODS: Clinical, ultrasonographic, and histopathological evaluations.

RESULTS: Meticulous sectioning of the globe did not disclose any structural continuity between the 3 choroidal melanomas. Fourth and fifth masses were connected to one of the tumors by fibrous tissue and therefore were not considered as additional distinct lesions.

CONCLUSION: Although very rare, a single eye can harbor multiple distinct choroidal melanomas.

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