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Small choroidal melanoma with chromosome 3 monosomy on fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

Authors
  • Shields, Carol L
  • Materin, Miguel A
  • Teixeira, Luiz
  • Mashayekhi, Arman
  • Ganguly, Arupa
  • Shields, Jerry A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
114
Issue
10
Pages
1919–1924
Identifiers
PMID: 17698199
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Using FNAB at the time of plaque radiotherapy, monosomy 3 was found in approximately 27% of small choroidal melanomas, more often in older patients and tumors with documented growth. Transvitreal biopsy into the tumor apex provided better yield compared with transscleral biopsy into the tumor base.

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