Ota, Masao T.

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Ota,

Masao T., Japanese dermatopathologist, 1885-1945.
Ota nevus - pigmentation of the conjunctiva and skin around the eye, usually unilateral. Synonym(s): oculodermal melanocytosis; Ota syndrome
Ota syndrome - Synonym(s): Ota nevus
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Cutaneous malignant melanoma and oculodermal melanocytosis (nevus of Ota): report of a case and review of the literature.
Orbital, osseus, meningeal and cerebral findings in oculodermal melanocytosis (nevus of Ota).
Patel BC, Egan CA, Lucius RW et al.Cutaneous malignant melanoma and oculodermal melanocytosis (nevus of Ota): report of a case and review of the literature.
Ocular/Oculodermal melanocytosis: Ocular or oculodermal melanocytosis is a condition characterized by hyperpigmentation of the episclera, uvea and skin, and is more common in black, Hispanic and Asian populations.
(16) It can be divided clinically into ocular melanocytosis and oculodermal melanocytosis (Naevus of Ota), the latter referring to when the periocular skin is also affected (unilaterally), most commonly in the distribution of the first and second divisions of the trigeminal nerve.
Why should congenital oculodermal melanocytosis be referred to ophthalmology?
(7) Ocular melanocytosis is a developmental condition in which the ocular surfaces and the uveal tract are hyperpigmented; it is called oculodermal melanocytosis or nevus of Ota when it involves the skin of the eyelids and face.
Development of uveal melanoma has been associated with the presence of ocular or cutaneous melanocytic lesions including choroidal naevi and oculodermal melanocytosis. Melanocytosis is a congenital, unilateral condition involving hyperpigmentation of the uveal tract and episclera.
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