Rate of survival and microangioarchitecture in choroidal malignant melanoma

T. Sakamoto, M. Sakamoto, H. Yoshikawa, Y. Hata, T. Ishibashi, Y. Ohnishi, H. Inomata

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We reviewed 16 enucleated cases of choroidal malignant melanoma regarding microvascular angioarchitecture and mortality. The series comprised 8 males and 8 females. All were Japanese. The age averaged 55.2 years. Five cases died due to tumor within 4 years after enucleation. When the histological features of the tumor were classified in 6 patients, a poor survival was associated with network pattern (p = 0.03) and closed loop pattern (p = 0.005). Microvascular pattern of the tumor was thus useful in predicting the life prognosis of choroidal malignant melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1907-1911
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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