Management Issues in Conjunctival Tumours: Conjunctival Melanoma and Primary Acquired Melanosis.

Management Issues in Conjunctival Tumours: Conjunctival Melanoma and Primary Acquired Melanosis.

Publication date: Nov 06, 2019

Conjunctival melanoma is a rare malignant condition of the ocular surface. It is potentially lethal, with regional lymph node spread often preceding distant solid-organ metastasis. Due to its rarity and the long latency between treatment and local recurrence or the development of metastases, it is difficult to study. The literature is composed entirely of case series of varying quality, and there is significant variability in the management of this condition. This commentary attempts to distil the evidence base to provide practical management tips for the clinician.

Cohen, V.M.L. and O’Day, R.F. Management Issues in Conjunctival Tumours: Conjunctival Melanoma and Primary Acquired Melanosis. 24692. 2019 Ophthalmol Ther.

Concepts Keywords
Latency Recurrence metastases
Lymph Node Adjuvant chemotherapy
Malignant Adjuvant radiotherapy
Melanoma Medicine
Metastases Clinical medicine
Metastasis Cancer
Organ Cancer treatments
Oncology
RTT
Melanoma
Adjuvant therapy
Radiation therapy
Melanosis
Conjunctiva
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease DOID Conjunctival Melanoma
disease MESH Melanosis
disease MESH metastasis
disease MESH recurrence
disease MESH development
gene UNIPROT BPIFA4P

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