A case of rapidly enlarging melanocytoma of the iris treated by excision

K. Ishii, Shiho Kunimatsu, T. Kojima, K. Kaneko

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Abstract

A 60-year-old female presented with an iris tumor in her right eye. The tumor was richly pigmented, had a diameter of 2.5mm and was in apposition to the posterior corneal surface. It enlarged by 50% 14 months later. We excised the tumor because of the possibility of malignant melanoma and of damage to the corneal endothelium and the lens. Histopathological studies showed the tumor to be melanocytoma of the iris. This case illustrates that timely excision is indicated when malignant melanoma cannot be ruled out and when damage to the corneal endothelium or the lens is imminent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1351
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume54
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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