Rinsho Ganka Volume 60, Issue 5 (May 2006)

A case of conjunctival malignant melanoma with characteristic findings by positron emission tomography Yasuko Abematsu 1 , Katsuaki Kimura 1 , Noriko Abematsu 1 , Taiji Sakamoto 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol,Kagoshima Univ Grad Sch of Med and Dental Sci pp.849-852
Published Date 2006/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410100468
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A 77-year-old man presented with pigmented tumor in his right eye. It was located in the bulbar conjunctiva temporal to the cornea. It was elevated and well-demarcated. It measured 18 mm vertically and 10 mm horizontally. Positron emission tomography(PET)showed intense accumulation in the tumor area with no metastasis. The findings led to the tentative diagnosis of malignant melanoma. The enucleated eye was diagnosed with nodular type of malignant melanoma by histopathology. This case illustrates that PET may be useful in the diagnosis of malignant melanoma of bulbar conjunctiva.

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