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Minerva Oftalmologica 2007 September;49(3):137-9

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Primary intraorbital malignant melanoma. Case report

Ulivieri S. 1, Oliveri G. 1, Motolese P. A. 2, Motolese E. 2

1 Department of Neurosurgery Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital, Siena, Italy 2 Department of Ophthalmology Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital, Siena, Italy


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Primary orbital melanomas are rare tumors and represent less than 1% of primary orbital neoplasms. We report the case of a 56 year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of left-sided proptosis and progressive visual loss; clinical, radiological findings and surgical approach are discussed.

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