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Melanocytoma of Optic Disc: Clinical Manifestations, Imaging Characteristics and Follow Up

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


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 4, 113-116
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-8
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Rajan Paul, Manoj Kulshrestha, S. Shanmugalingam, 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.

Correspondence to: Rajan  Paul, Aberystwyth Eye Centre, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. Email: rajan.paul@wales.nhs.uk

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.

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