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RESEARCH SUPPORT, N.I.H., EXTRAMURAL
RESEARCH SUPPORT, NON-U.S. GOV'T
RESEARCH SUPPORT, U.S. GOV'T, NON-P.H.S.
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Management of pigmented conjunctival lesions.

Ocular Surface 2012 October
Pigmented conjunctival lesions primarily include melanoma, nevus, primary acquired melanosis (PAM), and complexion-associated melanosis. The incidence of conjunctival malignant melanoma (CMM) has significantly increased in the USA and Europe over the years, and it carries a very serious risk for metastasis and melanoma-related death. Conjunctival melanoma can arise de novo or from precursor lesions, nevus, and PAM. PAM is histologically separated into two distinct forms: PAM with atypia and without atypia. PAM with severe atypia progresses to malignant melanoma in up to 50% of cases and PAM without atypia virtually never progresses. Nevus is a benign melanocytic tumor that only rarely undergoes malignant transformation. Complexion-associated melanosis is frequently seen in more darkly pigmented individuals and does not progress to melanoma, although it can become very large. A detailed literature review on the various pigmented conjunctival lesions together with a schematic approach to diagnosis and management is presented.

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