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August 6, 1932

SARCOMA OF THE CHOROID: HISTORY OF SIX CASES, WITH EARLY OPERATION

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FORT SMITH, ARK

JAMA. 1932;99(6):460-463. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740580028006
Abstract

Sarcoma of the choroid occurs about once in every three thousand pathologic eyes (Hill Griffith1). Cases actually seen in the first stage are still rarer. As the six patients whose cases will be reported were seen and operated on at an early stage and were followed up for from five to twenty-seven years, it was thought that they might be of interest, especially in reference to prognosis.

Four of the patients were operated on during the first stage.2 In two cases (cases 3 and 6) the condition was probably entering the second stage, as there was beginning increased tension. However, they may be properly included in the series because involvement of the outer coats of the eye had not occurred.

It is generally agreed that when a tumor is seen in the vitreous chamber of a human eye, the eye should be enucleated. In an adult such a

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