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April 1967

Diffuse Malignant Melanoma of the Iris in the Nevus of Ota

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC
From the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Drs. Font and Zimmerman); and the Department of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Hospital (Dr. Reynolds), Washington, DC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(4):513-518. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020515014

We believe this is the first report of a case of diffuse malignant melanoma of the iris arising in a patient with oculodermal melanocytosis (nevus of Ota).

A review of the literature revealed eight previously recorded malignant melanomas in the nevus of Ota.

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