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AKAISHI, Patricia Mitiko Santello; KITAGAWA, Valéria Mariano; CHAHUD, Fernando  and  CRUZ, Antonio Augusto Velasco e. Malignant melanoma in anophthalmic socket post-evisceration: case reports and literature review. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2004, vol.67, n.6, pp.969-972. ISSN 0004-2749.

We report 2 cases of malignant melanoma in anophthalmic sockets of patients who had undergone eviscerations 30 and 60 years ago. The histopathologic analysis showed that the tumors were adherent to scleral remnants. The implications of these cases were discussed in the context of the indications of evisceration and enucleation.

Keywords : Melanoma [surgery]; Uveal neoplasms [surgery]; Orbit evisceration; Anophthalmos; Adult; Case report; Review [Publication type].

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