Three-dimensional ultrasonography of choroidal melanoma: Extrascleral extension

Juan M. Romero, Paul T. Finger, Raymond Iezzi, Richard B. Rosen, Rubina S. Cocker

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PURPOSE: To describe the results of three-dimensional ultrasonography used to evaluate extrascleral extension of a choroidal melanoma. METHODS: Case report. The three-dimensional ultrasound system uses a 10-MHZ B-mode transducer combined with a motorized rotating holder. The system acquires 180 sequential images that are stored and processed to create a three-dimensional block of the region of interest. RESULTS: Unique coronal and oblique perspectives were obtained from interactive manipulation of the three- dimensional reconstruction. Examination of the three-dimensional image allowed us to detect the transscleral uveal-orbital connection. Extrascleral melanomatous extension was confirmed on histopathologic examination. CONCLUSION: Three-dimensional ultrasonography is a promising imaging technique for evaluating melanomatous extrascleral extension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-844
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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