Table 1

FNAB of uveal melanoma: profile of study patients (n=150)

ParameterNumber (%)
Sex
 Male78 (52)
 Female72 (48)
Age
 Range20–91 years
 Average60 years
Eye
 Right79 (53)
 Left71 (47)
Location
 Iris9 (6)
 Iridociliary6 (4)
 Ciliary body4 (7)
 Ciliochoroidal26 (17)
 Choroidal105 (70)
FNAB approach
 Transcorneal8 (5)
 Transscleral71 (47)
 Transvitreal64 (43)
 Impression smear/paraffin embedded7 (5)
Initial treatment
 Resection7 (5)
 Plaque102 (68)
 Enucleation41 (27)
Follow-up months
 Average37
 Range1-67
Local recurrence0 (0)
  • FNAB, fine-needle aspiration biopsy.