Enlargement of a histologically documented choroidal nevus.


Journal Article

An elevated pigmented mass of the choroid remained stable for 6 1/2 years and then was documented photographically to have increased in size. The tumor stained on fluorescein angiography, produced a visual field defect, and differentially took up radioactive phosphorus. The eye was enucleated and on histologic examination contained a nevus of the choroid. This case shows that enlargement of a choroidal nevus may occur during adulthood, and suggests that despite newer and more sophisticated diagnostic techniques, large nevi and small melanomas of the choroid may be clinically indistinguishable.

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Cited Authors

  • MacIlwaine, WA; Anderson, B; Klintworth, GK

Published Date

  • April 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 480 - 486

PubMed ID

  • 443311

Pubmed Central ID

  • 443311

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(79)90234-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States