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September 1983

Extremely Rapid Growth of a Primary Choroidal Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Dr Friberg is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(9):1375-1377. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020377006

• A small, minimally elevated, nonpigmented choroidal tumor increased in volume 12-fold and grew from the edge of the fovea to the optic disk within 60 days. Histopathology of the enucleated globe demonstrated a mixed spindle and epithelioid cell malignant melanoma with numerous mitotic figures. The calculated doubling time of this tumor was 17 days.