Choroidal melanoma

Case contributed by Dr Aakash Patel


Right-sided blurring of vision.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

The study shows a well defined intra-ocular T1 hyperintense and T2 hypointense lesion along the superomedial aspect of right eye showing mild enhancement on the postcontrast study. 

Case Discussion

Choroidal melanomas, also called malignant uveal melanomas, are the most common primary ocular tumor in adults.

On imaging, melanomas appear hyperdense on CT scan and hyperintense on T1WI on MRI. Mild enhancement can be seen on post-contrast images. 

Choroidal melanomas can be associated with retinal detachment on presentation. Systemic metastasis may occur in the liver, lung, bone, kidney and brain.

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Case information

rID: 56978
Published: 5th Dec 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad

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