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Intraocular melanoma

Intraocular melanoma: Introduction

Intraocular melanoma: A type of cancer that develops from pigment producing cells in the eye. The cancer can occur in the iris, choroids or ciliary body. The melanoma may metastasize in some cases. The condition is often asymptomatic. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Intraocular melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Intraocular melanoma

Treatments for Intraocular melanoma

  • Radiotherapy, surgery, transpupillary thermotherapy
  • Surgery - enucleation (removal of the eye), block excision, less radical surgery for conjunctival lesions
  • Plaque brachytherapy - utilizing insertion of radioactive isotopes into the eye to destroy the melanoma
  • External beam radiation
  • Laser photocoagulation
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Intraocular melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Intraocular melanoma

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Less Common Symptoms of Intraocular melanoma

Intraocular melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Intraocular melanoma

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Intraocular melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Intraocular melanoma

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Intraocular melanoma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Intraocular melanoma

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Intraocular melanoma: Animations

Research about Intraocular melanoma

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Intraocular melanoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Intraocular melanoma:

A malignant neoplasm that arises from the pigmented cells of the uveal tract of the eye. The peak incidence of this tumor is in the 6th decade of life and they are most frequent in caucasians. Clinically the lesions may present with visual loss or be identified during routine ocular examination. They may be locally invasive or metastasize to distant sites. Histologically, ocular melanomas are characterized by spindle cells featuring elongated nuclei and minimal cytoplasm or epithelioid cells which are pleomorphic, have enlarged nuclei and prominent cytoplasm. The later may be referred to as "non-spindle cell" melanomas. (From: Cancer Control; JMCC 5(4):299-309, 1998) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Related Intraocular melanoma Info

More information about Intraocular melanoma

  1. Intraocular melanoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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