Cryopreserved amniotic membrane can be adjunct in management of conjunctival melanoma
Source: Healio, August 2023
Conjunctival melanoma is an uncommon but aggressive ocular malignancy with high potential for metastasis, reported at 25% at 10 years and more than 30% at 15 years.
Early detection and treatment are paramount for disease control, given that delayed diagnosis can lead to disease mortality as high as 30%.
Conjunctival melanoma most often presents as a pigmented or non-pigmented spot or raised mass on the bulbar, forniceal or palpebral conjunctiva. Biopsy techniques such as excisional or incisional biopsy, preferably with mapping, aid in obtaining representative tissue samples for accurate histopathological assessment.
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