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EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Thomas A. Weingeist, PhD, MD, University of Iowa

Category: Retina

Malignant melanoma of the choroid - mushroom shaped configuration

Malignant melanoma of the choroid - mushroom shaped configuration

Larger choroidal melanomas often have a "mushroom shaped" appearance in distinction to metastatic lesions and benign masses of the choroid.

Malignant melanoma of the choroid - mushroom shaped configuration

B-scan echography of mushroom shaped lesion

Malignant melanoma of the choroid - mushroom shaped configuration

Breaks in Bruchs membrane enable tumor cells to pass beneath the retina thereby creating the mushroom shape configuration, H&E stain.


Malignant melanoma of the choroid - mushroom shaped configuration

Gross section of globe with mushroom shaped choroidal melanoma.




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last updated: 02-08-2008
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