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June 1940

MELANOSARCOMA OF CHOROIDREPORT OF A CASE WITH UNUSUAL FEATURES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(6):1213-1215. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860131371010
Abstract

P. N., a white man 66 years old, was examined in my office on Dec. 21, 1938 for an enlargement of the right eye of nine months' duration. In 1928 he had undergone iridectomy on this eye for secondary glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; permission for enucleation was subsequently refused. Past and family histories were irrelevant; nothing could be learned regarding the primary ocular condition. From the time of this hospitalization to the onset of the present illness the right eye had been blind but quiet. The first symptom noticed was a rapid increase in the size of the eye ; this was followed by protrusion and recently by occasional pain and bleeding.

Examination disclosed a blue-red, blackened globular mass, approximately 3 by 3 cm. in size, which was firm and nontender. Its presenting surface had a small area of superficial necrosis. The mass completely filled the

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