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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-57

Unusual Orange-Colored Choroidal Metastases


Departments of Ocular & Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Hatem Krema
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology Service, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2M9, ON
Canada
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Purpose: To report the clinical and paraclinical features of two patients with orangecolored choroidal metastases in whom the primary cancers have not previously been associated with such lesions. Case Report: Orange-colored choroidal lesions were detected on the fundus examination of one patient with metastatic small cell neuroendocrine tumor of the larynx and oropharynx, and in another subject with metastatic alveolar soft part sarcoma of the leg. Although ultrasonographic characteristics of the choroidal masses were comparable to those of choroidal hemangiomas, fluorescein angiography revealed delayed initial fluorescence along with minimal fluorescence in subsequent phases of the angiogram which were in clear distinction from the earlier appearing and progressively intense fluorescence observed with circumscribed choroidal hemangiomas. Conclusion: Small cell neuroendocrine tumors and alveolar soft part sarcomas should be considered among the differential diagnoses for orange-colored choroidal metastases. Identifying these choroidal lesions could facilitate localizing the occult primary tumor. Fluorescein angiography may differentiate a unifocal orange choroidal metastasis from a circumscribed choroidal hemangioma.


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