J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 55(5); 2014 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2014;55(5):789-793.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2014.55.5.789    Published online May 15, 2014.
A Case of Melanocytoma Originating from the Iris.
Jin Ah Lee, Yong Sun Ahn, Yang Kyung Cho
Department of Ophthalmology, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. yangkyeung@hanmail.net
홍채에서 발생한 흑색 세포종 1예
이진아⋅안용선⋅조양경
Department of Ophthalmology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
To report a case of melanocytoma originating from the iris observed for the first time in Korea. CASE SUMMARY: A 53-year-old female with an unexpected iris mass was referred to our clinic. A round, 2.5 mm x 3.5 mm-sized iris mass was found on slit lamp examination in the 12 o'clock area of the patient's left eye. The mass was densely pigmented and had a smooth surface. Gonioscopy showed the mass had reached the peripheral cornea frontward and the lens backward. An excisional biopsy was performed for diagnosis. After the operation, a gonioscopic examination showed an intact ciliary body behind the surgical margin of the iris. A melancytoma of the iris was observed on subsequent histopathological examination. The patient has remained symptom-free with no iris mass recurrence since the operation. CONCLUSIONS: A few cases of iris melanocytomas have been reported worldwide but not in Korea. We confirmed a case of melanocytoma originating from the iris for the first time in Korea.
Key Words: Iris;Melanocytoma


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