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May 1949

CHOROIDAL METASTASIS OF A TESTICULAR CHORIONIC EPITHELIOMAReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES
From the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Dr. F. A. Davis, Chairman.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(5):587-598. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040603007
Abstract

METASTASIS of chorionic epithelioma to the choroid is rare. Six cases have been reported in the literature, 3 of occurrence in women and 3 in men. Our case is the seventh one to be reported, and the fourth of occurrence in a man.

The first report of a case of chorionic epithelioma with metastasis to the choroid was made by Mulock-Houwer1 in 1926. A woman had metastases to the choroid, lung, kidneys and intestine three years after an abortion. The uterus was enlarged. The second report, by Slavik2 in 1933, was the case of a woman aged 50 who had had a supravaginal hysterectomy for hydatidiform mole. She had had an attack of acute glaucoma, for which enucleation was performed. A metastasis was noted in the choroid. Two weeks later the patient died with cerebral metastases. Simidu3 reported the third case in 1935. A woman aged 31

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