Special types of melanoma

Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, can occur in various parts of the body, including the eye and the central nervous system (CNS).

Melanoma of the eye, also known as uveal melanoma, develops in the pigmented cells of the inner part of the eye, called the uvea. This type of melanoma can affect different parts of the eye, such as the iris, ciliary body or choroid, and is considered the most common type of malignant eye tumor in adults. [Leggi di più »]

CNS melanoma, on the other hand, arises from melanin-producing cells found in the brain or spinal cord. Although CNS melanoma is less common than melanoma of the eye or skin, it can be just as dangerous and requires careful diagnosis and management. Understanding the particular types of melanoma, such as melanoma of the eye and melanoma of the CNS, is essential to ensure timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment for patients with these rare but potentially serious forms of skin cancer. [Leggi di più »]