Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

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

Choroidal metastasis from leiomyosarcoma in two cases


Eric Feinstein1, Swathi Kaliki2, Carol L Shields3, Hormoz Ehya4, Jerry A Shields3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Feinstein E, Kaliki S, Shields CL, Ehya H, Shields JA. Choroidal metastasis from leiomyosarcoma in two cases.Oman J Ophthalmol 2014;7:19-21


How to cite this URL:
Feinstein E, Kaliki S, Shields CL, Ehya H, Shields JA. Choroidal metastasis from leiomyosarcoma in two cases. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jul 5 ];7:19-21
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