Recurrence of uveal malignant melanoma: a case report
Keywords:enucleation, uveal melanoma, recurrence
Background: Malignant melanoma of uveal tract is a rare ocular malignancy. It is one of the significant causes of ocular morbidity and mortality which is less commonly seen in children.
Case: We report an unusual case of orbital recurrence of malignant melanoma in a 14-yearold boy who had previously undergone enucleation of the left painful blind eye 8 months ago. He was diagnosed to have uveal malignant melanoma elsewhere which was confirmed by histopathology. Orbital recurrence was managed with modified exenteration with adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Conclusion: In all treated cases of uveal melanoma, close follow up examination and monitoring is necessary for early diagnosis of the recurrence and to plan for further management.
Nepal J Ophthalmol 2013; 5(10): 275-278
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