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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(4), 113-116
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-8
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Melanocytoma of Optic Disc: Clinical Manifestations, Imaging Characteristics and Follow Up

Rajan Paul1, , Manoj Kulshrestha1, S. Shanmugalingam1 and Dai Barr1

1Aberystwyth Eye Centre, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Pub. Date: April 08, 2015

Cite this paper:
Rajan Paul, Manoj Kulshrestha, S. Shanmugalingam and Dai Barr. Melanocytoma of Optic Disc: Clinical Manifestations, Imaging Characteristics and Follow Up. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(4):113-116. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-8

Abstract

Melanocytoma of the Optic nerve head, is a benign, stationary pigmented tumor present on or adjacent to the optic disc. Rarely it exhibits minor enlargement and can also undergo malignant transformation to a melanoma. Histopathologically a melanocytoma consists of intensely pigmented round to oval nevus cells with benign features. We report a case of a 77 year old lady with an Optic nerve head melanoma. The clinical features and the imaging characteristics including Ultrasound, Fluorescein angiography and Magnetic resonance imaging are presented.

Keywords:
melanocytoma optic nerve head magnocellular naevus

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