Melanoma arising de novo over a 16-month period.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Mar 01 1988

PubMed ID: 3278703

Author(s): Sahel JA, Pesavento R, Frederick AR Jr, Albert DM. Melanoma arising de novo over a 16-month period. Arch Ophthalmol. 1988 Mar;106(3):381-5. PMID 3278703

Journal: Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), Volume 106, Issue 3, Mar 1988

Choroidal melanoma is widely regarded as a slow-growing tumor. We report herein the first documented case, to our knowledge, of a choroidal melanoma present in an eye in which examination 16 months earlier disclosed no tumor. On gross examination following enucleation, the largest tumor diameter at the base was 19 mm and the height was 11 mm. The implications as to the growth rate and the precursor lesions of choroidal melanomas are discussed.