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.
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.