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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 175-176

Disappearance of choroidal nevi pigmentation following nivolumab treatment

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Ryhov Hospital, Jonkoping, Sweden
2 Department of Oncology, Ryhov Hospital, Jonkoping, Sweden
3 Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Ryhov Hospital, Jonkoping, Sweden

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Dr. Kleopas-Gerasimos Chatzicharalampous
Sjukhusgatan, 553 05 Jonkoping
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_724_21

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A 64-year-old caucasian male, with a left eye choroidal nevus, was diagnosed with a nodular cutaneous melanoma of the head, which was radically excised. He experienced a metastatic relapse in the lungs, which was treated for 2 years with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor of the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) receptor. The patient has had annual follow-ups of his choroidal nevus. At the control 2 years follow-up after the start of nivolumab, the nevus unexpectedly disappeared. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case in the literature of choroidal nevus disappearance associated with PD-1 treatment and the first-ever reported case in Sweden.

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