Cytogenetic analysis has transformed the management of uveal melanoma in recent years and allows categorization of such tumors into low-grade tumors with a favorable prognosis and high-grade tumors that metastasize with a fatal outcome. The authors report the case of a 73-year-old man who presented with recurrent melanoma in his left socket, 26 years after enucleation for uveal melanoma. Chromosomal analysis by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification revealed partial loss of chromosome 3 and gains in chromosomes 6 and 8, which were missed with fluorescence in situ hybridization. The patient developed multiple liver metastases 14 months after orbital exenteration and died 8 months later. To the best of authors' knowledge, this is the first report of late recurrence of uveal melanoma after enucleation, in which multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification chromosomal analysis has been used. The case also highlights the limitations of fluorescence in situ hybridization and the benefits of multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification, which is more reliable at predicting survival. © 2012 The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.
|Titolo:||Discrepancy between fluorescence in situ hybridization and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification in orbital recurrence of uveal melanoma 26 years after enucleation|
RUSSO, ANDREA [Writing – Original Draft Preparation]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|