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July 1943


Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(1):25-37. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880190039003

Metastatic carcinoma of the choroid is a comparatively rare condition. It was first presented in a pathologic report in 1872 by Perls.1 Since that time approximately 250 cases have been published or reported in discussions.

The literature has been completely reviewed by Marshall,2 Krukenberg,3 Parsons,4 Oatman,5 Suker and Grosvenor,6 Ask,7 Lemoine and McLeod8 and others.9 Many of the reports are only summaries of the pathologic examination, for comparatively few eyes have been examined before the detachment of the retina.

Among cases in which the fundus was described are 2 reported by de Schweinitz10 in 1898. In one there was a broad, flat, grayish yellow elevation, the summit of which was best seen with a + 6.00 D. sph. lens. This gradually merged, without a distinct line of separation, into the surrounding choroid, beginning near the edge of the optic disk, covering

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