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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Primary malignant melanoma of orbit

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Case Report

Author Details : J J Kuli, Bikram Dam*, Sunanda Nandi

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 136-138

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Primary malignant melanoma may rarely arise in the orbit, where melanocytes are usually absent. A
43- year old man presented with painful, profuse, unilateral, eccentric proptosis for 1 year. Computed
tomography scan showed intra-ocular mass in posterior chamber of right globe with coarse calcification
and contiguous retrobulbar mass. The patient gave consent for surgical exploration where a well-defined
pigmented mass was seen enchasing the optic nerve. Histopathological workup revealed it to be malignant
melanoma. Metastatic workup came out to be negative. Right eye lid sparing exenteration was done. Hence
in patients presenting with massive unilateral proptosis, primary malignant melanoma though extremely
rare should be one of the suspects.

Keywords: Malignant melanoma, Eye neoplasia, Lid exenteration, Pigmentation.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijooo.2020.029

How to cite : Kuli J J, Dam B, Nandi S, Primary malignant melanoma of orbit. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2020;6(2):136-138

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