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Primary malignant melanoma of the orbit in an African-American man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19033846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report the third case of primary orbital melanoma in an African American. A 50-year-old black man presented with 1 year of progressive vision loss and swelling of the right lacrimal gland. His presentation, imaging, biopsy, histopathology, and management are presented and the poor prognosis of primary orbital melanoma reviewed.
Nicholas R Mahoney; Tami Engleman; Kenneth E Morgenstern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-26     Completed Date:  2009-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Melanoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Orbit Evisceration / methods
Orbital Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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