Choroidal melanoma clinically simulating a retinal angioma

Am J Ophthalmol. 1978 Jan;85(1):67-71. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)76667-x.

Abstract

An amelanotic fundus lesion in a 35-year-old man was associated with a dilated retinal vessel, thus suggesting the diagnosis of retinal angioma. Fluorescein angiography and B-scan ultrasonography were not diagnostic, but a radioactive phosphorus uptake test suggested the lesion was malignant. The enucleated globe showed a malignant choroidal melanoma drained by a large retinal vein.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Choroid Neoplasms / blood supply
  • Choroid Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Choroid Neoplasms / pathology
  • Ciliary Body / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / blood supply
  • Melanoma / diagnosis*
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Nerve Fibers, Myelinated / pathology
  • Phosphorus Radioisotopes
  • Retina*
  • Retinal Vessels / pathology

Substances

  • Phosphorus Radioisotopes