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August 1974

Balloon Cell Melanoma of the Choroid

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn
From the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(2):131-133. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010137011

Balloon cells were found to represent a significant histologic component of a spindle cell malignant melanoma of the choroid. Review of 200 cases of malignant melanoma of the choroid and ciliary body revealed that the incidence of balloon cells in these tumors was 10% and that such cells were more commonly present in spindle cell tumors.

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