TITLE

Clinicopathologic correlations in eyes enucleated after uveal melanoma resection with positive surgical margins

AUTHOR(S)
Khalifa, Yousuf; Aaberg Jr., Thomas M.; Aaberg Sr., Thomas M.; Grossniklaus, Hans E.; Aaberg, Thomas M Jr; Aaberg, Thomas M Sr
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2007, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p380
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
We identified three eyes that had undergone enucleation after transscleral resection of uveal melanoma. Two enucleated eyes with microscopically positive margins of resection exhibited no evidence of residual melanoma and these patients were alive without metastasis with at least four years' follow-up. One eye with a transected melanoma contained residual melanoma and that patient died with metastatic melanoma to the liver three years after enucleation. There appear to be at least two general types of positive surgical margins of resection of uveal melanoma: microscopically positive margins and macroscopically positive (transected) margins of resection.
ACCESSION #
26201083

 

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