Uveitis is an inflammatory ocular disease of the uveal tract
which is composed of the iris, choroid, and ciliary body.
Most of them result in scleral stretching or necrosis and exhibition of the underlying uveal tract
leading to surgical treatment (GREEN & BRANNEN, 1995; SKOROBOHACH & HENDRIX, 2003; TI & TAN, 2003).
Uveal melanoma is a cancer arising from melanocytes located in the uveal tract
. The uveal tract
is one of the three layers that make up the wall of the eye.
The tumor measured 3.5 cm in greatest dimension and focally extended to the outer aspect of the eye; however, the uveal tract
(choroid and ciliary body) was not involved, and there was no tumor mass inside the globe.
Ocular melanoma, also known as uveal or choroidal melanoma, develops in the uvea, or uveal tract
, of the eye, and is a rare and aggressive eye cancer.
Pseudomelanomas of the posterior uveal tract
: the 2006 Taylor R.
This is a unilateral, melanocytic hyperplasia that is characterized by hyperpigmentation of the episclera, sclera, uveal tract
, orbital tissues and the meninges.
Malignant melanoma of the uveal tract
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