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July 1980

Diffuse Primary Malignant Melanoma After Prior Primary Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Oncology Unit, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (Drs Augsburger and Shields); the Melanoma Unit, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia (Dr Mastrangelo); and Abington (Pa) Memorial Hospital (Dr Frank).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(7):1261-1264. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040113017
Abstract

• A diffuse choroidal tumor developed in the right eye of a 64-year-old man ten years after excision of a primary malignant melanoma of the lip and a bilateral neck dissection for regional lymph node metastasis. His clinical presentation suggested the diagnosis of choroidal malignant melanoma metastatic from the skin, but histopathologic evaluation of the tumor demonstrated it to be a primary diffuse choroidal malignant melanoma.

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