Conjunctival Melanoma in a 55 Year Old Male Nigerian: A Case Report
Anonubi, C C
Akinsola, F B
Aribaba, O T
Anyiam, D C D
Daramola, A O
Banjo, A A F
Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
Background: Conjunctival melanoma is a rare occurrence in the Negroid race. Purpose: To report a case of a 55 year old security man with right conjunctival melanoma. Method: A 55 old man was operated on to remove a pigmented right bulbar conjuctival growth. The specimen was submitted to Lagos University Teaching Hospital Lagos and Harold Wood Hospital England for histopathologic examination and confirmation. Results: Surgery was successful and histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies confirmed a diagnosis of a nodular malignant melanoma. Conclusion: The need for the provision of definitive investigative tool (immunohistochemical studies) to facilitate definitive diagnosis and management of such cases in some recognised centres in Nigeria cannot be overemphasised.
Niger Postgrad Med J . 2006 Dec;13(4):366-9.