uveal malignant melanoma

uveal malignant melanoma

[yo̅o̅′vē·əl mə·lig′nənt mel′-ə·nō′mə]
the most common type of ocular melanoma, consisting of overgrowth of uveal melanocytes and often preceded by a uveal nevus. See also ocular melanoma.
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Two-thirds (34 cases) of these cancers were a direct spread from adjacent organs, one-third (17 cases) were distant metastases, including 2 cases of metastasis from cutaneous and uveal malignant melanoma.
The 2 most commonly used treatments of uveal malignant melanoma are radiation therapy and enucleation.
49,50) These markers have been identified as part of an inflammatory phenotype of uveal malignant melanomas.
These findings indicate that new treatments are needed to gain better long-term control of the disease and improve the overall survival rates for patients with uveal malignant melanomas.
Uveal malignant melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in the adult population, with an annual incidence of approximately 4.