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Choroidal nevus

MedGen UID:
577387
Concept ID:
C0346392
Neoplastic Process
Synonyms: Benign melanoma of choroid; Choroid Nevus; Melanocytic nevus of choroid; Nevus of choroid
SNOMED CT: Choroidal nevus (255024002); Nevus of choroid (255024002); Benign melanoma of choroid (255024002); Melanocytic nevus of choroid (255024002)
 
HPO: HP:0025314

Definition

A benign, flat or slightly elevated melanocytic lesions of the posterior uveawith clearly defined margins. Choroidal nevi tend they remain stable in size, and to display features such as overlying drusen as well as retinal pigment epithelial atrophy, hyperplasia or fibrous metaplasia. [from HPO]

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PubMed

Shields CL, Lim LS, Dalvin LA, Shields JA
Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2019 May;30(3):206-214. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000560. PMID: 30844944
Munie MT, Demirci H
Ophthalmol Retina 2018 Jan;2(1):53-58. Epub 2017 Jun 20 doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2017.04.002. PMID: 31047303
Augsburger JJ
Oncology (Williston Park) 1991 Feb;5(2):87-96; discussion 96, 98. PMID: 1826211

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Etiology

Qureshi MB, Lentz PC, Xu TT, White LJ, Olsen TW, Pulido JS, Dalvin LA
Ophthalmol Retina 2023 Dec;7(12):1097-1108. Epub 2023 Jul 29 doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2023.07.022. PMID: 37517800Free PMC Article
Shields CL, Lally SE, Dalvin LA, Sagoo MS, Pellegrini M, Kaliki S, Gündüz AK, Furuta M, Mruthyunjaya P, Fung AT, Duker JS, Selig SM, Yaghy A, Ferenczy SR, Eydelman MB, Blumenkranz MS
Transl Vis Sci Technol 2021 Feb 5;10(2):24. doi: 10.1167/tvst.10.2.24. PMID: 34003909Free PMC Article
Chien JL, Sioufi K, Surakiatchanukul T, Shields JA, Shields CL
Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2017 May;28(3):228-237. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000361. PMID: 28141766
Kaliki S, Shields CL
Eye (Lond) 2017 Feb;31(2):241-257. Epub 2016 Dec 2 doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.275. PMID: 27911450Free PMC Article
Shields CL, Manalac J, Das C, Ferguson K, Shields JA
Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2014 May;25(3):177-85. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000041. PMID: 24614143

Diagnosis

Gerrie SK, Rajani H, Branson HM, Lyons CJ, Marie E, Frayn CS, Hughes ECM, Navarro OM
Pediatr Radiol 2024 May;54(6):876-896. Epub 2024 Feb 7 doi: 10.1007/s00247-024-05869-w. PMID: 38321238
Chien JL, Sioufi K, Surakiatchanukul T, Shields JA, Shields CL
Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2017 May;28(3):228-237. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000361. PMID: 28141766
Kaliki S, Shields CL
Eye (Lond) 2017 Feb;31(2):241-257. Epub 2016 Dec 2 doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.275. PMID: 27911450Free PMC Article
Shields CL, Manalac J, Das C, Ferguson K, Shields JA
Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2014 May;25(3):177-85. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000041. PMID: 24614143
Sivalingam A, Shields CL, Shields JA, McNamara JA, Jampol LM, Wood WJ, Daubert G
Ophthalmology 1991 May;98(5):720-4. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(91)32228-0. PMID: 2062507

Therapy

Ten Hulzen RD, Wagner IV, Aref AA, Provencher LM, Razeghinejad R, Danesh-Meyer HV, Goyal S, De Francesco T, Ahmed IIK
J Cataract Refract Surg 2022 Jul 1;48(7):863. doi: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000979. PMID: 35749070
Parikh R, Gal-Or O, Sakurada Y, Leong B, Freund KB
Retin Cases Brief Rep 2021 May 1;15(3):202-206. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000822. PMID: 30289791
Kaliki S, Shields CL
Eye (Lond) 2017 Feb;31(2):241-257. Epub 2016 Dec 2 doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.275. PMID: 27911450Free PMC Article
Pointdujour-Lim R, Mashayekhi A, Shields JA, Shields CL
Retina 2017 Apr;37(4):718-723. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001202. PMID: 27433882
Chiang A, Bianciotto C, Maguire JI, Park CH, Baker PS, Shields JA, Shields CL
Retina 2012 Jan;32(1):60-7. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e31822092b7. PMID: 21886019

Prognosis

Greig EC, Laver NV, Mendonca LSM, Levine ES, Baumal CR, Waheed NK, Duker JS
Retina 2021 Jun 1;41(6):1182-1192. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000003053. PMID: 33315830Free PMC Article
Parikh R, Gal-Or O, Sakurada Y, Leong B, Freund KB
Retin Cases Brief Rep 2021 May 1;15(3):202-206. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000822. PMID: 30289791
Chien JL, Sioufi K, Surakiatchanukul T, Shields JA, Shields CL
Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2017 May;28(3):228-237. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000361. PMID: 28141766
Kaliki S, Shields CL
Eye (Lond) 2017 Feb;31(2):241-257. Epub 2016 Dec 2 doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.275. PMID: 27911450Free PMC Article
Shields CL, Manalac J, Das C, Ferguson K, Shields JA
Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2014 May;25(3):177-85. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000041. PMID: 24614143

Clinical prediction guides

Geiger F, Said S, Bajka A, Toro MD, Wiest MRJ, Stahel M, Barthelmes D, Zweifel SA
Curr Oncol 2022 Feb 11;29(2):1018-1028. doi: 10.3390/curroncol29020087. PMID: 35200586Free PMC Article
Preziosa C, Kashyap BP, Staurenghi G, Pellegrini M
Retin Cases Brief Rep 2022 Nov 1;16(6):674-677. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000001096. PMID: 33229913
Raval V, Bellerive C, Singh AD, Gopinath B, Liew G, Mitchell P
J AAPOS 2021 Aug;25(4):225.e1-225.e6. Epub 2021 Jul 13 doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2021.03.012. PMID: 34271212
Yaghy A, Yu MD, Dalvin LA, Mazloumi M, Ferenczy SR, Shields CL
Br J Ophthalmol 2020 Jun;104(6):863-867. Epub 2019 Sep 18 doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-314755. PMID: 31533930
Kaliki S, Shields CL
Eye (Lond) 2017 Feb;31(2):241-257. Epub 2016 Dec 2 doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.275. PMID: 27911450Free PMC Article

Recent systematic reviews

Singh AD, Kalyani P, Topham A
Ophthalmology 2005 Oct;112(10):1784-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2005.06.011. PMID: 16154197

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