Accession Number:

AD0621640

Title:

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS, MACULAR LESIONS MISTAKEN FOR MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF CHOROID,

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ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A variety of degenerative, inflammatory, harmartomatous, and traumatic lesions occurring in or about the macular area are often mistaken for malignant melanoma. These are typically small, usually measuring less than 2 to 3 disc diameters in their greatest dimension. Small lesions at the posterior pole should be considered nonmalignant until overwhelming evidence indicates otherwise. Hemorrhages or exudates, or both, in or about a small flat macular lesion should be considered as very convincing evidence that the lesion is not a melanoma, particularly if macular disease is present in the fellow eye. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE