Multicentric recurrent uveal melanoma

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Oct;68(10):2305-2307. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_511_20.


Uveal melanoma is a rare malignancy originating from melanocytes within the uveal tract of the eye. True multifocal uveal melanomas (>2melanomas in 1 eye) occurring in the same eye are very rare. We report a clinically and histologically well-documented case of a patient who presented with 3 uveal melanoma lesions in the same eye over a span of 2.5 years. The eye had to be enucleated finally and diagnosis confirmed histologically. This case report highlights the need for a close follow-up, even after successful treatment of the presenting lesion in uveal melanomas.

Keywords: Brachytherapy; choroidal melanoma; ciliarybody melanoma; enucleation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brachytherapy*
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Humans
  • Melanocytes
  • Melanoma* / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms*
  • Uveal Neoplasms* / diagnosis

Supplementary concepts

  • Uveal melanoma