Familial intraocular malignant melanoma: a case report

Cancer. 1978 Jun;41(6):2481-3. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(197806)41:6<2481::aid-cncr2820410658>3.0.co;2-b.


A family with histopathologically proven intraocular malignant melanoma involving two generations is reported. A member of third generation was likely involved by history. Intraocular malignant melanoma, its familial occurrence, its occurrence with multiple malignancies, and its relationship to multiple malignancies occurring in a family are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eye Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / genetics
  • Lymphoma / genetics
  • Male
  • Melanoma / genetics*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / genetics*
  • Pedigree
  • Skin Neoplasms / genetics