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A Rare Case of Congenital Ocular Melanoma in a 3-Year-Old Child

Clementina Rama Rao, Nanjundappa, V Prashanth, Akshay Shivappa Kundapaje, NR Namratha

Citation Information : Rao CR, Nanjundappa, Prashanth V, Kundapaje AS, Namratha N. A Rare Case of Congenital Ocular Melanoma in a 3-Year-Old Child. Int J Head Neck Surg 2011; 2 (3):166-168.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1077

Published Online: 01-04-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Ocular melanoma in the pediatric population is extremely rare, and the congenital variety is even rarer. We present a case of a 3-year-old female child presenting with a congenital ocular melanoma with no preexisting conditions, managed by surgical removal of the affected eye followed by postoperative radiotherapy. We also discuss the various features of the condition reviewing the literature.

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