A Rare Case of Metastatic Intra-abdominal Melanoma Following Exenteration of Right Eye for Primary Choroidal Melanoma

Shakuntala, PN and Bafna, UD and Shobha, K and Rao, CR and Aruna, S and Umadevi, K (2012) A Rare Case of Metastatic Intra-abdominal Melanoma Following Exenteration of Right Eye for Primary Choroidal Melanoma. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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The most common primary intraocular malignant tumour is choroidal melanoma. Reported incidence of intraocular melanoma is less than 1 per 100,000. Liver is the most frequent site of metastasis, and involvement of the other sites generally occurs in association with liver metastasis. The present case had an unusual presentation of, rapidly refilling massive ascites and right pleural effusion, following exenteration of the right eye 4 years earlier for primary choroid melanoma. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of intra abdominal melanotic rapidly refilling ascites following primary choroidal melanoma masquerading as an ovarian tumour. We have discussed the atypical presentation, difficulties in arriving at a diagnosis preoperatively, intraoperative dilemmas and the post operative management.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Primary choroidal melanoma; Melanotic ascites; Debulking surgery.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8924
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:08
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:08

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