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Malignant melanoma of the ciliary body presenting as extraocular metastasis in the temporalis muscle
  1. Henna A.L. Oittinen (henna.oittinen{at}gmx.net)
  1. Department of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Ireland, Republic of Ireland
    1. Michael O'Shaughnessy
    1. Department of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Ireland, Republic of Ireland
      1. Anthony B. Cullinane
      1. Department of Ophthalmology, Cork University Hospital, Ireland, Republic of Ireland
        1. Catherine Keohane
        1. Department of Neuropathology, Cork University Hospital, Ireland, Republic of Ireland

          Abstract

          We present the case of a 37 y.o. man with a metastatic malignant melanoma of the left temporalis muscle and a left ciliary body melanoma, arising from a melanocytoma. The tumour showed diffuse, satellite choroidal spread, a prominent lymphocytic immune response and perineural invasion. Although the transformation of melanocytoma into malignant melanoma has previously been described, the histology and the clinical presentation in this case are unusual.

          • ciliary body melanoma
          • lymphocytic response
          • melanocytoma
          • metastasis
          • satellite-spread

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