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January 1939

MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF THE CHOROID WITH METASTASESREPORT OF A CASE

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HONOLULU, HAWAII

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(1):68-69. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860010084007

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Abstract

The comparatively rare condition reported here has been called melanosarcoma and is generally referred to in this manner in textbooks, but recently many authors have preferred to call it malignant melanoma, as there is some doubt as to its exact origin.

REPORT OF CASE  A stalwart man 26 years of age, of Portuguese parentage, who first consulted me on Aug. 16, 1935, gave a history of severe pain in the left eye of two weeks' duration. He had noted a gradual reduction of vision in the left eye several weeks prior to the onset of acute pain, and for several weeks before consulting me he had noticed from time to time a dull ache in the left eye. The patient said that he had not received any injury and could not connect the symptoms of the left eye with any accident or recent acute inflammation.Examination revealed the vision of

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