Iris melanoma in 12-year-old boy
Article first published online: 12 JUL 2006
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 34, Issue 5, pages 489–490, July 2006
How to Cite
Tran, T. A., Hirst, L. W., Axelsen, R. A. and Welch, R. (2006), Iris melanoma in 12-year-old boy. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 34: 489–490. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2006.01252.x
- Issue published online: 12 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 12 JUL 2006
- Received 3 May 2005; accepted 20 November 2005.
- ocular melanoma;
- iris melanoma;
- uveal melanoma
A 12-year-old boy presented with an incidental finding of an iris lesion after blunt injury. Ocular examination revealed a large atypical brown vascular nodule in the nasal iris, extending to the pupillary margin. There were smaller scattered nodules scattered within the iris and anterior chamber. Ultrasound biomicroscopy examination revealed no tumour behind the iris. Fundal examination findings were normal. Sector iridectomy revealed mixed spindle and epitheliod melanoma. The eye was enucleated. Histopathologic examination confirmed malignant melanoma confined to the iridocorneal angle, iris, ciliary body and inner layer of the anterior sclera. Iris melanomas are very rare in the prepubertal age group.