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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2176versión On-line ISSN 1561-3070

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GARDUNO-VIEYRA, Leopoldo; RUIZ-QUINTERO, Narlly del Carmen  y  FUENTE-BATTA, Isabel de la. Uveal melanoma of ciliary body. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2019, vol.32, n.4, e753.  Epub 15-Feb-2020. ISSN 0864-2176.

The objective of this case report is to describe the characteristics of a conjunctival bulging nevus in a 72-year-old female patient and the complementary tests that were performed to reach the diagnosis of conjunctival melanoma. Conjunctival melanoma is a rare tumor, which account for 2% of all eye tumors. The cells involved are the melanocytes of the conjunctival epithelium. A risk factor for this entity may be exposure to ultraviolet light. However, it has not been precisely described. Most cases originate from a primary acquired melanosis (50-70%). The most common presentation is a pigmented, unilateral, elevated, thick, lesion with blood vessels and areas of melanosis around it. Its diagnosis is made with the clinical suspicion confirmed with the histopathological study. Current treatment is local excision, followed by cryotherapy, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy. Metastatic disease occurs in 11-42% and 20-52% of patients in a 5-year and 10-year follow-up, respectively.

Palabras clave : Conjunctival melanoma; eye tumor; limbic nerve.

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