Malignant Melanoma of the Choroid Associated with Oculodermal Melanocytosis

John R. Gonder, Jerry A. Shields, Daniel M. Albert

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Abstract

A 66-year-old white woman with oculodermal melanocytosis developed a malignant melanoma of the choroid in the right eye. The association of uveal melanoma with ocular and oculodermal melanocytosis is discussed. A differential diagnosis of ocular and oculodermal melanocytosis with emphasis on primary acquired melanosis is presented. Accurate diagnosis of ocular and oculodermal melanocytosis is important as these conditions have been reported to develop malignant melanoma of the skin, uveal tract, orbit, meninges, and brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

Keywords

  • malignant melanoma
  • ocular melanocytosis
  • oculodermal melanocytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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