Iridociliochoroidal melanoma arising from melanocytoma in a black teenager

Helen K. Li, Carol L. Shields, Jerry A. Shields, Ralph C. Eagle, John O. Mason

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We report a ciliary body melanoma that apparently arose from a melanocytoma in a 15-year-old black teenager. The eye was enucleated, and metastatic evaluation remained negative at 5 years' follow-up. This unusual case, confirmed histopathologically, reveals that young patients with melanocytoma can have malignant transformation at an early age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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