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Uveal Melanoma (Code C7712)

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Preferred Name: Uveal Melanoma

Definition: A melanoma derived from melanocytes of the uveal tract. It is the most common primary intraocular tumor in the United States and Western Europe. Similar to melanoma of the skin, it is rare in Africa and Asia. Diagnostic procedures include ophthalmoscopic exam, fluorescein angiography and ultrasound. Treatment includes: surgical excision of the eye, iridocyclectomy and tumor resection. Recent treatments also include radiotherapy or photo coagulation. Classification of uveal melanomas recognizes four cell types within these tumors: epithelioid, intermediate, mixed cell, and spindle cell types. The spindle cell type uveal melanomas are further sub-classified as spindle cell type A and spindle cell type B.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A rare cancer of melanocytes (cells that produce the pigment melanin) found in the eye.

CDISC Definition: A malignant neoplasm of the uvea composed of melanocytes.

Display Name: Intraocular Melanoma

Label: Uveal Melanoma

NCI Thesaurus Code: C7712 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0220633  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Intraocular Melanoma
intraocular melanoma
Melanoma of the Uvea
Melanoma of Uvea
Uveal Melanoma

External Source Codes: 
UMLS CUI C0220633

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C7712
Contributing_Source CDISC
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Uveal_Melanoma
Neoplastic_Status Malignant
Semantic_Type Neoplastic Process

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Defined Fully by Roles: Yes  


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