[Malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva and eyelids: analysis of prognosis in 56 cases (author's transl)].

@article{Haye1982MalignantMO,
  title={[Malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva and eyelids: analysis of prognosis in 56 cases (author's transl)].},
  author={Colvyn Haye and J. J. Saragoussi and Bernard Asselain and Pierre Schlienger and R. Calle},
  journal={Journal francais d'ophtalmologie},
  year={1982},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          159-66
        }
}
Long-term prognosis was analyzed by a retrospective study of 56 patients with malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva and the eyelids. Survival rate at 5 years was 85 p. cent, at 10 years 68 p. cent, and at 15 or 20 years 55 p. cent; neither the localization of the tumor nor the type of initial treatment had a significant influence on these rates. Local or nodal recurrences occurred in 80 p. cent of cases, and were frequent following conservative surgery; prognosis is bad after radiotherapy.