Augsburger JJ, Gamel JW Clinical prognostic factors in patients with posterior uveal malignant melanoma
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.
In this issue's review, Tarlan and Kiratli describe, with original case images, current approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of uveal malignant melanoma
, which with recent developments has moved away from enucleation in favor of eye-sparing treatment options like transpupillary thermotherapy and radiotherapy.
Uveal malignant melanoma
is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in the adult population, with an annual incidence of approximately 4.