Melanocytoma of the ciliary body and iris

Am J Ophthalmol. 1980 May;89(5):632-5. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(80)90278-0.


A 29-year-old woman had a pigmented ciliary body mass that extended through the iris into the anterior chamber. On the basis of clinical findings and ancillary diagnostic studies, the clinical diagnosis was malignant melanoma of the ciliary body. The enucleated eye showed the tumor to be composed of cells identical to those of a melanocytoma of the optic disk.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ciliary Body / pathology*
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Eye Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iris / pathology*
  • Melanoma / diagnosis
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Uveal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Uveal Diseases / pathology*