Tissue culture of human choroidal melanoma cells obtained by fine-needle aspiration biopsy

Andrew P. Schachat, David A. Newsome, Earl Miller, Peter J. McDonnell, W. Richard Green, Norman LaFrance

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The optimal treatment of choroidal melanoma is controversial. Many patients are now being treated with nonenucleation therapies. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of intraocular tumors may well prove to be safe; we used a needle biopsy technique on three freshly enucleated globes and established choroidal melanoma cell lines in culture from these specimens. This report describes our needle biopsy and tissue culture techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-413
Number of pages7
JournalGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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