Melanocytoma of Optic Nerve

  • Paula M. Marinho
  • Eduardo Tomazoni
  • Eduardo Büchele Rodrigues
Part of the Retina Atlas book series (RA)


Melanocytoma of optic nerve (MON) is a rare primarily benign lesion, but due to its malignant potential—estimated around 1–2% of cases (Shields et al. 2006), possible complications and the clinical similarities with other pigmented optic nerve lesions, such as malignant melanomas, one should be able to know and recognize clinical features, hence providing adequate follow-up and assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula M. Marinho
    • 1
  • Eduardo Tomazoni
    • 2
  • Eduardo Büchele Rodrigues
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologySão Paulo Federal UniversitySão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Ophthalmology, Retina FellowshipVisum RetinaFlorianópolisBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Department of OphthalmologySaint Louis University School of MedicineSaint LouisUSA

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