Melanocytoma of the optic nerve head - a diagnostic dilemma

  • Zalilawati Mohmad Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • Tan Aik Kah | portwinestain@hotmail.com Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia; Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia.
  • Ku Chui Yong Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • Then Kong Yong Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.

Abstract

The clinical features, autofluorescence, Bscan ultrasonography, optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography of the lesion were described. Multiple investigation modalities are needed to confirm the benign nature of the lesion. Careful evaluation and follow-up is crucial to avoid misdiagnosis and erroneous management.

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Author Biographies

Zalilawati Mohmad, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Ophthlamology
Tan Aik Kah, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia; Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Ophthalmology
Ku Chui Yong, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Ophthalmology
Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Ophthalmology
Then Kong Yong, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Ophthalmology
Published
2011-08-11
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
melanocytoma, choroidal melanoma, autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, Bscan ultrasonography, optical coherence tomography.
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