Uveal melanoma in the children and adolescents: the analysis of the original observations of 21 patients

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This article was designed to report the results of the retrospective analysis of 21 patients (13 boys and 8 girls) at the age varying from 1 to 20 years presenting with uveal melanoma. This group accounted for 1.36% of the total number of primary patients with uveal melanoma treated during the period from 2005 to 2012. The children and adolescents are known to most frequently present with non-pigmented and poorly-pigmented tumours. Morphologically, most of these neoplasms are spindle-cell tumours. It was shown that the majority of the patients with this pathology are referred to the specialized clinical centres at the late stages of the disease due to the absence of its early diagnostics and adequate examination of the children at the local ophthalmological facilities.

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S. V Saakyan

The Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases

105062 Moscow, Russia

Anush Gamletovna Amiryan

The Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases

Email: amiryan@yandex.ru
105062 Moscow, Russia

A. Yu Tsygankov

The Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases

105062 Moscow, Russia

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