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November 1983

Recurrence of Choroidal Melanoma After Photocoagulation Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(11):1737-1740. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020739015

• A 40-year-old man had a small choroidal melanoma in his left eye. The tumor was seemingly erradicated by xenon arc photocoagulation; however, eight years later the tumor recurred along the inferior edge of the chorioretinal scar, and the eye was enucleated. Histopathologic examination of the lesion revealed a spindle B-cell melanoma.