Immunohistochemical expression of COX-2 and c-kit in metastatic uveal melanoma.

Can J Ophthalmol 2007 Feb;42(1):145-6

Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Case Report: We report a case of choroidal melanoma metastatic to the liver diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration. The biopsy sample was immunostained for COX-2 and c-kit.

Comments: Accurate diagnosis and identification of potential therapeutic targets are important for subsequent therapy and can be achieved by radiologically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

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