Title

Necrotic Orbital Melanoma Arising de Novo.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-1993

Abstract

A 76-year-old man with compressive optic neuropathy secondary to a retrobulbar mass was managed by orbitotomy and removal of the mass. The lesion proved histopathologically to be an unusual orbital melanoma with massive central necrosis. There was no histopathological evidence of congenital melanocytosis. Dermatological and systemic evaluation before and after orbital surgery revealed no evidence of primary melanoma elsewhere. The patient developed hepatic metastasis 2 years after excision of the orbital tumour. It appears that the melanoma was a primary orbital tumour and not a metastatic melanoma from an occult primary lesion.

Volume

77

Issue

3

First Page

187

Last Page

189

ISSN

0007-1161

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology | Pathology

PubMedID

8457515

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Document Type

Article