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Melanocytic Tumours of the Eyelid

 Dr Sampurna Roy MD   


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Melanocytic Tumours:

Acquired Melanocytic Naevus:  

Nevi are noted in either the skin or the conjunctival surface of the eyelids, particularly along the lid margin.

Junctional and compound type of Melanocytic Naevi are the most common types.

Congenital Melanocytic Naevi:

Naevus of Ota:

Nevus of Ota included congenital and acquired cases.

Skin lesions mainly occurred in adolescence for the acquired cases.

The main colours of lesions were brown and blue.

The most local lesions were zygomata, temporal regions, and lower eyelids.

Melanosis Oculi : (Ocular melanocytosis) - A rare congenital anomaly.

It is characterized by hyperpigmentation of conjunctiva, episclera, sclera, uveal tract and rarely the optic nerve.

Lentigo maligna melanoma;

Superficial spreading melanoma;

Nodular melanoma;

Acral lentiginous melanoma;


Further reading

Nevus of Ota. Presentation of a case associated with a cellular blue nevus with suspected malignant degeneration and review of the literature

Benign pigmented lesions of the eyelids.

Congenital divided compound nevi of the eyelids .

Clinicopathologic features and behavior of cutaneous eyelid melanoma.

Cutaneous melanoma of the eyelid. Clinicopathologic features.

Prognostic factors for survival in malignant melanoma of the eyelid skin. 

Cutaneous melanomas of the eyelid.

Treatment and outcomes of malignant melanoma of the eyelid: a review of 29 cases in Australia.

Margins of excision for cutaneous melanoma of the eyelid skin: the Collaborative Eyelid Skin Melanoma Group Report.

Periorbital melanocytic lesions: excision and reconstruction in 40 patients.

Selected pigmented fundus lesions of children.

Pigmented conjunctival and scleral lesions.


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