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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-21

Choroidal metastasis from leiomyosarcoma in two cases


1 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2 Ocular Oncology Service, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
3 Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA, USA
4 Department of Pathology, Fox Chase Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Carol L Shields
Ocular Oncology Service, Suite 1440, Wills Eye Institute, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
USA
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Source of Support: Eye Tumor Research Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.127917

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Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant tumor of mesenchymal cells and is the most common soft-tissue sarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma is a notably rare tumor in the ophthalmic region and can be of primary, secondary or metastatic origin. To the best of our knowledge, there has only been one published case of leiomyosarcoma metastasis to the choroid. In this case study, we report two cases of primary leiomyosarcoma with metastasis to the choroid of the eye. Both cases displayed systemic metastasis and showed response to high dose plaque radiotherapy. Despite its prevalence as the leading form of sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma rarely metastasizes to the ocular region.


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