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Multifocal amelanotic conjunctival melanoma and acquired melanosis sine pigmento.
  1. A D Paridaens,
  2. A C McCartney and
  3. J L Hungerford
  1. Department of Pathology, Institute of Ophthalmology, London.


    Clinical and histopathological features of four cases of multifocal amelanotic malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva in association with 'acquired melanosis sine pigmento' are reported. The absence of conjunctival pigmentation in this extremely rare combination of lesions prevented early diagnosis and clinical monitoring. As a result orbital exenteration was required in three cases. This multicentric non-pigmented variety of conjunctival malignant melanoma tends to present later than pigmented forms and may require exenteration of the orbit as a primary procedure.

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