choroidal malignant melanoma

choroidal malignant melanoma

[kôroi′dəl]
Etymology: Gk, chorion + eidos + L, malignus, ill-disposed; Gk, melas, black, oma, tumor
a tumor of the choroid coat of the eye that grows into the vitreous humor, causing detachment and degeneration of the overlying retina. Typically mound-shaped or mushroom-shaped, the neoplasm may break through the sclera and appear under the conjunctiva.
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After seeing a number of consultants and undergoing a series of scans, a rare cancerous tumour of the eye - choroidal malignant melanoma - was confirmed.
He confirmed the presence of a choroidal malignant melanoma that, if left any longer, would have required an operation to remove Marion's eye to prevent the tumour from spreading further.
Diagnosed with choroidal malignant melanoma, Marion started a course of intensive treatment, involving a radioactive plaque being placed on her eye.