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Uveal melanoma

Disease definition

Uveal melanoma is a rare tumor of the eye, arising from the choroid in 90% of cases and from the iris and ciliary body in the other 10% of cases, which clinically presents with visual symptoms (including blurred vision, photopsia, floaters, and visual field reduction), a visible mass and pain. Fatal metastatic disease is seen in about half of all patients, with the liver being the most frequent site of metastasis.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Choroidal melanoma
    • Iris melanoma
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: C69.3
  • ICD-11: 2D0Y
  • OMIM: 155720  606660  606661
  • UMLS: C0220633
  • MeSH: C536494
  • GARD: 8621
  • MedDRA: 10061252
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