JUL 16, 2019
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ocular Pathology/Oncology, Uveal Tract
In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Carol Shields describes syndromes that can underlie the development of uveal melanoma. Many clinicians are aware that ocular melanocytosis and phacomatosis pigmentovascularis are tied to uveal melanoma. But other, lesser-known syndromes include myotonic dystrophy and neurofibromatosis. A newly described condition called BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome may be a cause of uveal melanoma, particularly in patients who develop bilaterial or multifocal uveal melanoma, or in those younger than 35 years.
View other 1-Minute Videos by Dr. Shields:
Choroidal Nevus: When to Suspect Melanoma
Treating Iris Melanoma
Is it an Iris Freckle, Nevus or Melanoma?
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