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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty


A case report of recurrent conjunctival malignant melanoma


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Author Details : Bhavna G, Manjunath Natarajan, Jayashree Dora

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 324-325


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Abstract

Malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva is potentially fatal with a mortality rate of 30% and displays a high rate of recurrence. Our patient presented with a rapidly increasing mass in his left eye and complained of foreign body sensation in the left eye and did not have any other symptoms. There were no signs of intraocular extension on examination with slit-lamp biomicoscope, gonioscopy to evaluate the angles of the anterior chamber, indirect ophthalmoscopy & B-Scan ultrasonography to evaluate the posterior segment. There were no signs of systemic metastasis. The mass was excised using the no-touch technique and sent for histopathological analysis. The conjunctival defect was covered using a dry amniotic membrane graft.
Histopathological analysis of the mass confirmed the diagnosis of malignant melanoma of conjunctiva. The patient is now being followed up for the past 2 and a half years post-surgery with good results.

Keywords: Conjunctiva, Dry amniotic membrane, Malignant melanoma, Topical mitomycin-C.

How to cite : Bhavna G, Natarajan M, Dora J, A case report of recurrent conjunctival malignant melanoma. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2017;3(4):324-325

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