Iris Melanoma With Increased Intraocular Pressure: Differentiation Of Focal Solitary Tumors From Diffuse Or Multiple Tumors

Devron H. Char, J. Brooks Crawford, John Gonzales, Theodore Miller

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A 70-year-old man presented with an apparent focal iris ciliary body mass and increased intraocular pressure. Fine needle aspiration biopsy 180° from the main lesion demonstrated uveal melanoma cells in the angle. The eye was enucleated, and multiple separate iris and ciliary body melanomas were noted. This case demonstrates the usefulness of fine needle aspiration biopsy for both diagnosis and optimum therapy in selected cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)548-551
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1989


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  • Ophthalmology

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