Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences, 1995
TI: Epitheloid cell malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva.
AU: Karim-MM; Inoue-M; Ohbayashi-C; Ito-H
AD: Department of Ophthalmology, Kobe University School of Medicine.
SO: Kobe-J-Med-Sci. 1995 Oct; 41(5): 167-73
AB: Primary malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva is an uncommon neoplasm comprising only 2% of the malignant tumors of the eye. The tumors are usually composed of epitheloid, spindle or mixed cells and classified according to the predominant cells. Recently we encountered a conjunctival malignant melanoma occurring in a man. After full clinical and laboratory investigations, a clinical diagnosis of malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva in the left eye was entertained. The tumor was resected under local anesthesia and upon histological examination, the case was confirmed as a conjunctival malignant melanoma. Approximately one month after resection, orbital exenteration was carried out. The patient was followed-up for more than a year with no signs of metastasis or recurrence.