Microcirculation architecture of metastases from primary ciliary body and choroidal melanomas.


Journal Article

PURPOSE:To describe the microcirculation architecture of metastatic choroidal and ciliary body melanoma. METHOD:Histologic sections of 35 metastases from 19 primary melanomas were stained to demonstrate microcirculation. RESULT:The appearance of microcirculatory networks in metastases is independent of the target organ but associated with the size of the metastatic deposit (estimated coefficient = 0.5959; SE = 0.3024; P = .0488). CONCLUSION:The microcirculatory patterns of primary uveal melanomas that are associated with metastatic behavior appear in foci of metastasis, regardless of the site of dissemination.

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Cited Authors

  • Rummelt, V; Mehaffey, MG; Campbell, RJ; Pe'er, J; Bentler, SE; Woolson, RF; Naumann, GO; Folberg, R

Published Date

  • August 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 126 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 303 - 305

PubMed ID

  • 9727526

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9727526

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1891

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(98)00164-0


  • eng