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Case 473 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2011-02-10, Updated: 2011-02-10


Retinal Melanoma

  • Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary malignant intraocular tumor.

  • Choroidal melanoma is a subtype of uveal melanoma.

  • Classified based on location: anterior uveal melanomas arising in the iris, and posterior uveal melanomas arising in either the choroid or the ciliary body.

  • Three histology types: spindle A, spindle B, and epithelioid. Epithelioid type has the most aggressive behavior with worst prognosis.