MALIGNANT TRANSFORMATION of A CHOROIDAL NEVUS in AN EYE TREATED for CHOROIDAL MELANOMA

Ido D. Fabian, Amit K. Arora, Victoria M.L. Cohen

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Abstract

Purpose:To report a case of a choroidal melanoma and a discrete choroidal nevus that has transformed into a malignant melanoma 5 years after initial diagnosis.Methods:Retrospective case report.Results:A diffuse macular choroidal melanoma and a discrete choroidal nevus located superonasal to the optic disk were diagnosed in the right eye of a 63-year-old woman in 2009. The patient was treated by ruthenium plaque radiotherapy for the choroidal melanoma, which consequently flattened and scarred. On a routine eye check in 2014, the nevus was found to have been transformed into a choroidal melanoma. It was treated with ruthenium plaque radiotherapy.Conclusion:Although extremely rare, patients with a uveal melanoma can develop an additional discrete uveal melanoma. This case highlights the importance of monitoring benign choroidal nevi in patients with a history of choroidal melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • melanoma
  • nevus
  • plaque radiotherapy

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