Intraocular malignant melanomas presenting with orbital inflammation

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Symptoms and signs of orbital inflammation may be prominent features in the presentation of choroidal malignant melanoma, even when the tumour is solely intraocular. Three cases with this clinical presentation are described.

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Rose, G., Hoh, H., Harrad, R. et al. Intraocular malignant melanomas presenting with orbital inflammation. Eye 7, 539–541 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.1993.117

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