Dislocated lens nuclei simulating choroidal melanomas

W. L M Alward, S. Frazier Byrne, J. R. Hughes, E. A. Hodapp

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Abstract

Three patients underwent echographic examinations for lesions suspected of being choroidal malignant melanomas. All patients were pseudophakic, and two had extensive optic nerve damage from inflammatory glaucoma. In all three patients echography demonstrated an intravitreal lens nucleus that had been lost during cataract extraction. To our knowledge, dislocated lens nuclei have not been reported previously in the differential diagnosis of choroidal melanoma. This diagnosis should be considered in the aphakic or pseudophakic patient with a fundus mass lesion. Echography is especially helpful in establishing the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1463-1464
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume107
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Lenses
Melanoma
Ultrasonography
Cataract Extraction
Optic Nerve
Glaucoma
Differential Diagnosis

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Alward, W. L. M., Frazier Byrne, S., Hughes, J. R., & Hodapp, E. A. (1989). Dislocated lens nuclei simulating choroidal melanomas. Archives of Ophthalmology, 107(10), 1463-1464.

Dislocated lens nuclei simulating choroidal melanomas. / Alward, W. L M; Frazier Byrne, S.; Hughes, J. R.; Hodapp, E. A.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 107, No. 10, 1989, p. 1463-1464.

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Alward, WLM, Frazier Byrne, S, Hughes, JR & Hodapp, EA 1989, 'Dislocated lens nuclei simulating choroidal melanomas', Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 107, no. 10, pp. 1463-1464.
Alward WLM, Frazier Byrne S, Hughes JR, Hodapp EA. Dislocated lens nuclei simulating choroidal melanomas. Archives of Ophthalmology. 1989;107(10):1463-1464.
Alward, W. L M ; Frazier Byrne, S. ; Hughes, J. R. ; Hodapp, E. A. / Dislocated lens nuclei simulating choroidal melanomas. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1989 ; Vol. 107, No. 10. pp. 1463-1464.
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