Symbol of Boston's Museum of Science Has Eye Tumor

George A. Fournier, Daniel M. Albert, Kathleen A. Lamping, Alan Bachrach

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To the Editor: Some months ago, a prominent New England celebrity was observed to have a small, dark mass in the iris of his right eye. When it doubled in size one of us (A.B.) excised it and performed a sector iridectomy. Because of the development of iris bombé with secondary glaucoma and associated discomfort, an evisceration was carried out. Histopathological examination of the iris mass showed cohesive, malignant-appearing cells with prominent nucleoli. The cytoplasm of these cells was filled with melanin granules. Anaplastic cells appeared to represent a melanoma arising from the iris (Fig. 1). The patient is.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)782-783
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number13
StatePublished - Mar 31 1983

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