alexa Malignant melanoma of the iris in xeroderma pigmentosum.


Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases

Author(s): Johnson MW, Skuta GL, Kincaid MC, Nelson CC, Wolter JR

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Xeroderma pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive, precancerous dermatosis caused by defective repair of ultraviolet-damaged DNA. Characterized clinically by progressive cutaneous pigmentary alterations and tumorigenesis, it serves as a model for ultraviolet carcinogenesis. We describe the clinical and histopathologic findings in a 31-year-old woman with xeroderma pigmentosum and a massive iris melanoma of the left eye. Histologic examination following enucleation revealed diffuse iris replacement by spindle and epithelioid cells with extension into the trabecular meshwork. Evidence of direct extraocular extension was absent, and a metastatic evaluation showed no abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of xeroderma pigmentosum complicated by melanoma of the iris. It provides further evidence suggesting a role for sunlight exposure in the pathogenesis of uveal melanoma.
This article was published in Arch Ophthalmol and referenced in Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version