Pseudomelanomas after conservative management of uveal melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This report describes the macroscopic and microscopic features of 'pseudomelanomas' encountered in 48 globes containing malignant melanomas, which were initially treated either by local resection (45), by Ru106 plaque (2) therapy or by photocoagulation (1) therapy. Pigmented masses which stimulated melanomas were formed by (i) organising haemorrhage, (ii) melanomacrophagic reactions to melanin released from necrotic tumours, (iii) reactionary proliferations in the retinal pigment epithelium. Fibroblastic reactions in response to photocoagulation or organising haemorrhage also produced pseudotumours.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, WR

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 ( Pt 6) /

Start / End Page

  • 668 - 675

PubMed ID

  • 3454760

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0950-222X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/eye.1987.109


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England