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July 1991

Primary Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Iris

Author Affiliations

From the Combined Program in Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham—Eye Foundation Hospital (Dr Elsas); The Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham (Drs Elsas, Mroczek, and Kelly); and The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC (Dr Specht).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(7):982-984. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080070094043

• We describe herein a 4-year-old girl with primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the right iris. Malignant cells were aspirated from the aqueous humor, and the eye was enucleated 7 months after the tumor appeared. To our knowledge, only two cases of primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the iris have been reported. Both of these patients received radiation therapy prior to enucleation.