Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 6

Uveal Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report

Zahoor Ahmad Teli1, Rajesh A Kantharia2* and Shehnaz R Kantharia3

1Junior Consultant, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Kailash Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Muni Seva Ashram, Goraj, India
2Medical Director and Head, Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Kailash Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Muni Seva Ashram, Goraj, India
3Consultant, Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Kailash Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Muni Seva Ashram, Goraj, India

*Corresponding Author: Rajesh A Kantharia, Medical Director and Head, Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Kailash Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Muni Seva Ashram, Goraj, India.

Received: March 30, 2022; Published: May 13, 2022

Abstract

Uveal malignant melanoma arises from melanocytes in the uveal tract of the eye which comprises of iris, ciliary body and choroid (common). It is the most common intraocular malignancy seen in Caucasian adults and is more in males than females. Early diagnosis and local treatment is crucial as survival correlates with primary tumor stage. Approximately 50% of the patients develop metastasis even after 20 years of diagnosis and may die in 6 to 12 months after the confirmation of metastatic disease, although the recurrence is infrequent. We report a case of malignant melanoma of uvea in 37 years old female.

Keywords: Uveal Malignant Melanoma; Choroid Melanoma; Enucleation; Melanocytes

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Citation

Citation: Rajesh A Kantharia., et al. “Uveal Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.6 (2022): 08-12.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Rajesh A Kantharia., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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