Conjunctival melanoma: risk factors for recurrence, exenteration, metastasis, and death in 150 consecutive patients.

@article{Shields2000ConjunctivalMR,
  title={Conjunctival melanoma: risk factors for recurrence, exenteration, metastasis, and death in 150 consecutive patients.},
  author={Carol L Shields},
  journal={Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={98},
  pages={471-92}
}
  • Carol L Shields
  • Published 2000 in
    Transactions of the American Ophthalmological…
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors of conjunctival malignant melanoma that predict local tumor recurrence, orbital exenteration, distant metastasis, and tumor-related mortality. DESIGN The study group consisted of 150 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of conjunctival melanoma. The clinical parameters of the patient, tumor, and treatment were analyzed in a nonrandomized fashion for their relation to 4 main outcome measures using Cox proportional hazards regression models. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING