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Malignant Melanoma of the Lacrimal Sac

Malignant Melanoma of the Lacrimal Sac Abstract • A 79-year-old man with a bloody ocular discharge and a mass above the medial canthal tendon was found to have a malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac. Because he refused radical surgery, he was treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Within a year the tumor had spread to his palate and cervical nodes. Because of the uncommon occurrence of melanoma in the lacrimal area and the fact that the microscopic appearance may resemble other malignancies, special stains are necessary for identification to implement the appropriate therapy. References 1. Muravleskin N: A case of primary melanosarcoma of the lacrimal sac . Russ Ophthalmol J 1926;5:897. 2. Margotta G: Melanosarcoma primitivo del sacco lacrimale . Ann Ottal 1929;57:387-399. 3. Florentin TC, Poirot JC: Naevo-carcinome du sac lacrymal . Bull Soc Ophthalmol 1947;2:270-272. 4. Katayana H, Terada H: A case of malignant melanoma occurring in the lacrimal sac . J Clin Ophthalmol 1956;10:477-482. 5. Attiah MAH, Mortada A: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1959;52:309-315. 6. Duguid IM: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Br J Ophthalmol 1964;48:394-398.Crossref 7. Offret G, Haye C: Les naevocarcinomes du sac lacrimal . Arch Ophthalmol 1963;23:700-701. 8. Farkas TG, Lamberson RE: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Am J Ophthalmol 1968;66:45-48. 9. Radnot M, Lapis K, Medgyaszay A: Eamen ultrastructural d'un melanome malin du sac lacrymal . Ophthalmologica 1971;163:73-89.Crossref 10. Faulborn J, Witschel H: Malignes melanom des tranensackes . Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd 1972;161:662-665. 11. Yamade S, Kitagawa A: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Ophthalmolgica 1978; 177:30-33.Crossref 12. Harry J, Ashton N: The pathology of tumors of the lacrimal sac . Trans Ophthalmol Soc UK 1968;88:19-35. 13. Fine BS, Yanoff M: Ocular Histology . Hagerstown, Md, Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 1979, p 308. 14. Garner A, Klintworth G (eds): Pathobiology of Ocular Disease . New York, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1982, vol 1, p 749. 15. Flanagan JC, Stokes DP: Lacrimal sac tumors . Ophthalmology 1978;85:1282-1287.Crossref 16. Ryan SJ, Font RL: Primary epithelial neoplasms of the lacrimal sac . Am J Ophthalmol 1973;76:73-88. 17. Stokes DP, Flanagan JC: Dacryocystectomy for tumors of the lacrimal sac . Ophthalmol Surg 1977;8:85-90. 18. Duke-Elder S (ed): System of Ophthalmology. St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1974, vol 13: The Ocular Adnexa , p 738. 19. Yanoff M, Fine BS: Ocular Pathology . Hagerstown, Md, Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 1982, pp 265, 788. 20. Langman J: Medical Embryology . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1981, p 284. 21. Jones IS: Tumors of the lacrimal sac . Am J Ophthalmol 1956;42:561-566. 22. Jakobiec FA: Tumors of the lacrimal gland and lacrimal sac , in Klein EA (ed): Symposium on Diseases and Surgery of the Lids, Lacrimal Apparatus and Orbit: New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1982, p 200. 23. Hornblass A, Jakobiec FA, Bosniak S, et al: The diagnosis and management of epithelial tumors of the lacrimal sac . Ophthalmology 1980;87:476-489.Crossref 24. Viers ER: Lacrimal Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1976, p 87. 25. Chaudry AP, Hampel A, Gorlin RJ: Primary malignant melanoma of the oral cavity . Cancer 1958;11:923-928.Crossref 26. Fitzpatrick TB, Eisen AZ, Wolff K, et al (eds): Dermatology in General Medicine . New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1979, p 870. 27. Eneroth CM: Malignant melanoma of the oral cavity . Int J Oral Surg 1975;4:191-197.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Malignant Melanoma of the Lacrimal Sac

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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Abstract

Abstract • A 79-year-old man with a bloody ocular discharge and a mass above the medial canthal tendon was found to have a malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac. Because he refused radical surgery, he was treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Within a year the tumor had spread to his palate and cervical nodes. Because of the uncommon occurrence of melanoma in the lacrimal area and the fact that the microscopic appearance may resemble other malignancies, special stains are necessary for identification to implement the appropriate therapy. References 1. Muravleskin N: A case of primary melanosarcoma of the lacrimal sac . Russ Ophthalmol J 1926;5:897. 2. Margotta G: Melanosarcoma primitivo del sacco lacrimale . Ann Ottal 1929;57:387-399. 3. Florentin TC, Poirot JC: Naevo-carcinome du sac lacrymal . Bull Soc Ophthalmol 1947;2:270-272. 4. Katayana H, Terada H: A case of malignant melanoma occurring in the lacrimal sac . J Clin Ophthalmol 1956;10:477-482. 5. Attiah MAH, Mortada A: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1959;52:309-315. 6. Duguid IM: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Br J Ophthalmol 1964;48:394-398.Crossref 7. Offret G, Haye C: Les naevocarcinomes du sac lacrimal . Arch Ophthalmol 1963;23:700-701. 8. Farkas TG, Lamberson RE: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Am J Ophthalmol 1968;66:45-48. 9. Radnot M, Lapis K, Medgyaszay A: Eamen ultrastructural d'un melanome malin du sac lacrymal . Ophthalmologica 1971;163:73-89.Crossref 10. Faulborn J, Witschel H: Malignes melanom des tranensackes . Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd 1972;161:662-665. 11. Yamade S, Kitagawa A: Malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac . Ophthalmolgica 1978; 177:30-33.Crossref 12. Harry J, Ashton N: The pathology of tumors of the lacrimal sac . Trans Ophthalmol Soc UK 1968;88:19-35. 13. Fine BS, Yanoff M: Ocular Histology . Hagerstown, Md, Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 1979, p 308. 14. Garner A, Klintworth G (eds): Pathobiology of Ocular Disease . New York, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1982, vol 1, p 749. 15. Flanagan JC, Stokes DP: Lacrimal sac tumors . Ophthalmology 1978;85:1282-1287.Crossref 16. Ryan SJ, Font RL: Primary epithelial neoplasms of the lacrimal sac . Am J Ophthalmol 1973;76:73-88. 17. Stokes DP, Flanagan JC: Dacryocystectomy for tumors of the lacrimal sac . Ophthalmol Surg 1977;8:85-90. 18. Duke-Elder S (ed): System of Ophthalmology. St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1974, vol 13: The Ocular Adnexa , p 738. 19. Yanoff M, Fine BS: Ocular Pathology . Hagerstown, Md, Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 1982, pp 265, 788. 20. Langman J: Medical Embryology . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1981, p 284. 21. Jones IS: Tumors of the lacrimal sac . Am J Ophthalmol 1956;42:561-566. 22. Jakobiec FA: Tumors of the lacrimal gland and lacrimal sac , in Klein EA (ed): Symposium on Diseases and Surgery of the Lids, Lacrimal Apparatus and Orbit: New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1982, p 200. 23. Hornblass A, Jakobiec FA, Bosniak S, et al: The diagnosis and management of epithelial tumors of the lacrimal sac . Ophthalmology 1980;87:476-489.Crossref 24. Viers ER: Lacrimal Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1976, p 87. 25. Chaudry AP, Hampel A, Gorlin RJ: Primary malignant melanoma of the oral cavity . Cancer 1958;11:923-928.Crossref 26. Fitzpatrick TB, Eisen AZ, Wolff K, et al (eds): Dermatology in General Medicine . New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1979, p 870. 27. Eneroth CM: Malignant melanoma of the oral cavity . Int J Oral Surg 1975;4:191-197.Crossref

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1984

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