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January 1982

Cavitation in Intraocular Malignant Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Jules Stein Eye Institute and the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Zakka, Kerman, and Pettit) and Pathology (Dr Foos), UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles; and the Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco (Drs Spencer and Newman).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(1):112-114. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030114012

• Malignant melanoma of the ciliary body and choroid of the right eye developed in a 49-year-old man with right nevus of Ota. Initially the tumor appeared cystic on indirect ophthalmoscopic and ultrasonographic examination, but, with further growth, the cystic component was no longer detectable. The enucleated eye showed a malignant melanoma with multilocular cavities containing mucoproteinaceous material and no necrosis.

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