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FIGUEIREDO, Marisa Novaes Falleiro Chaves de et al. Diagnosis and management of optic disc melanocytoma. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2015, vol.74, n.6, pp.400-402. ISSN 0034-7280.

The optic disc melanocytoma is a benign tumor, with little predisposition to become a melanoma. It is usually asymptomatic, nonetheless should be evaluated periodically, most often by computerized perimetry, which in 9 out of 10 cases will show some alteration. In the following paper we report the case of 61 years old man without previous diagnosis of optic disc melanocytoma and discuss the importance of melanoma differential diagnosis and monitoring.

Keywords : Optic Disc/pathology; Optic nerve tumors/complications; Melanoma/diagnosis; Differential diagnosis; Diagnostic imaging; Case reports.

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