Which ultrasound findings are characteristic of intraocular choroidal melanoma?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Intraocular melanomas have several distinctive features, as follows:

  • Low-to-medium reflectivity

  • Excavation of underlying uveal tissue

  • Shadowing of subjacent soft tissues

  • Internal vascularity

  • An acoustic quiet zone at the base of the tumor called acoustic hollowing


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