Congenital choroidal melanocytoma in a child with ocular melanocytosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 1-day-old child was brought to the clinic for evaluation of enlarged right eye (OD). On examination, OD showed buphthalmos with diffuse scleral melanocytosis, fleshy blackish-brown extrascleral mass with corneal extension, and secondary glaucoma. Anterior segment evaluation revealed darkly pigmented iris and fundus evaluation OD revealed a darkly pigmented choroidal lesion. The left eye was within normal limits. A clinical diagnosis of choroidal melanocytoma with ocular melanocytosis was made. Enucleation OD followed by orbital implant was performed. Histopathology showed features of diffuse ocular melanocytosis involving limbus, iris, ciliary body, choroid, sclera, optic nerve head, optic nerve sheath, along with choroidal melanocytoma with extrascleral tumour extension. We presume that choroidal melanocytoma may have arisen from ocular melanocytosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maniar, A; Jakati, S; Kaliki, S

Published Date

  • October 30, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 10

PubMed ID

  • 31666252

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6827735

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-790X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bcr-2019-231376


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England