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Choroidal melanoma diagnosed by aspiration cytology: A case report with cyto-histologic correlation and review of the literature. Ann Diagn Pathol 2019 Oct;42:39-41

Date

07/16/2019

Pubmed ID

31306857

DOI

10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2019.06.010

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85068739802   1 Citation

Abstract

Histologic and cytologic features of uveal melanomas have been well characterized; however, cytologic-histologic correlation has rarely been described in detail in the literature. A 50-year old female presented at our institution with an intraocular mass which was diagnosed as choroidal melanoma by aspiration cytology. The patient subsequently proceeded to enucleation, confirming the diagnosis. Cytology revealed epithelioid cells containing melanin pigment and only mild nuclear atypia. The enucleation specimen contained 90% epithelioid cells with similar cytomorphology and an additional 10% spindle cell component not observed in the aspiration cytology. In summary, we present a case of choroidal melanoma showing high concordance between cytologic and histologic morphologic features.

Author List

Abbott DW, Simons K, Giorgadze T

Authors

Tamara Giorgadze MD Professor in the Pathology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Kenneth B. Simons MD Sr Associate Dean, Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Biopsy, Needle
Choroid Neoplasms
Cytodiagnosis
Female
Humans
Melanoma
Middle Aged
Uveal Neoplasms