Journal article

Primary orbital melanoma: a case series and literature review

Edwin Figueira, Saul Rajak, Penny McKelvie, George Kalantzis, Azzam Ismail, Michael Gonzales, Craig James, Alan McNab, Dinesh Selva

Orbit | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2018


Primary orbital melanoma (POM) is a very rare condition. We report further four cases and review all previously reported cases. We present a multicentre retrospective review of patients with POM. Clinical, radiological, surgical, histological, and follow-up data is presented. Four patients with POM were identified between 2000 and 2013. All presented with proptosis and diplopia without reduced vision. Two had known pre-existing blue cell naevi. All were stage T1N0M0. All underwent exenteration with adjuvant radiotherapy. All are disease free at follow-up durations of 24-151 months. The present three cases and review of all cases in the literature suggest a higher likelihood of disease-free s..

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