Melanotic Choroidal Tumor

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    • By McGill University Health Centre
      The MUHC-McGill University
      Co-author(s): Sabrina Bergeron, P. Zoroquiain, E. Esposito, S. Corredor Casas, P. Logan, A. N. Odashiro, Miguel N. Burnier, Paulina García de Alba Graue, McGill University Health Center-McGill University Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory
    • Uploaded on May 18, 2020.
    • Last modified by Caroline Bozell on May 19, 2020.
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    Choroidal Tumor
    Condition/keywords
    enucleation, choroidal tumor
    Description
    Choroidal melanoma is often asymptomatic and diagnosis is incidental. The tumors may grow beneath the retina, or may break through the Bruch membrane and disrupt the retina. Tumors breaking through the Bruch membrane and disrupting the retina have a characteristic “mushroom” shape. This enucleation specimen shows a melanotic, dome-shaped choroidal tumor (arrow). There is partial retinal detachment with underlying subretinal fluid in the area opposite the tumor (*) and slight macular edema in the posterior pole (seen in the central area of the image).

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