Primary malignant melanoma of the orbit in an African-American man

Nicholas Mahoney, Tami Engleman, Kenneth E. Morgenstern

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The authors report the third case of primary orbital melanoma in an African American. A 50-year-old black man presented with 1 year of progressive vision loss and swelling of the right lacrimal gland. His presentation, imaging, biopsy, histopathology, and management are presented and the poor prognosis of primary orbital melanoma reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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