Melanocytoma of the ciliary body: presentation of four cases and review of nineteen reports

Surv Ophthalmol. Mar-Apr 1985;29(5):328-34. doi: 10.1016/0039-6257(85)90108-0.


A clinical and histopathologic review of 23 cases of melanocytoma of the ciliary body discloses that the tumor is unilateral, extends into contiguous structures, slowly enlarges, and commonly undergoes necrosis. We report the clinical and histopathologic features of four cases of melanocytoma of the ciliary body, review the previously reported and presented cases, and discuss the differential diagnosis of melanocytoma of the ciliary body.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Ciliary Body / pathology*
  • Ciliary Body / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanins / metabolism
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Melanoma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis
  • Uveal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Uveal Neoplasms / surgery


  • Melanins