Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 3338
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 223-225

Uveal melanoma presenting as cataract and staphyloma


1 Department of Vitreoretina and Ocular Oncology, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
2 Department of Oculoplasty, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Vikas Khetan
Department of Vitreoretina and Ocular Oncology, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai - 600 006
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.49398

Rights and Permissions

Blind eyes can harbor a choroidal melanoma. We report a case of uveal melanoma presenting as staphyloma and complicated cataract in a 45-year-old female. The left eye was blind for six months. She underwent comprehensive ocular examination but fundus examination was precluded due to total cataract. The ultrasound of the eye showed a large mass filling the superior, nasal and inferonasal vitreous cavity with high surface reflectivity and low to moderate internal reflectivity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed the diagnosis of choroidal melanoma. The patient underwent extended enucleation and histopathology was consistent with uveal melanoma.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2498    
    Printed50    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded326    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal