Comparison between echographic and histological findings in choroidal malignant melanomas

Acta Ophthalmol Suppl (1985). 1992:(204):99-101. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1992.tb04938.x.


Echography is crucial in making a diagnosis of malignant melanoma when ocular media are opaque. Even with clear ocular media, standardized echography is important to confirm or to rule out a malignant melanoma in the eye. In this study the reflectivity in 27 cases of malignant melanomas has been evaluated and compared to cell type, pigmentation and number and size of blood vessels. No significant correlations have been found.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Choroid Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Choroid Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Ultrasonography / standards