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Ovarian metastasis from choroidal melanoma

  • Cécile Bloch-Marcotte
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    Services d’Imagerie Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital Archet 2, 151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière, B.P. 3079, F-06202 Nice, Cedex 3, France
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  • Damien Ambrosetti
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    Services d’Anatomopathologie, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital Archet 2, 151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière, B.P. 3079, F-06202 Nice, Cedex 3, France
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  • Sébastien Novellas
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    Services d’Imagerie Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital Archet 2, 151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière, B.P. 3079, F-06202 Nice, Cedex 3, France
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  • Thomas Caramella
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    Services d’Imagerie Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital Archet 2, 151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière, B.P. 3079, F-06202 Nice, Cedex 3, France
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  • Moussef Dahman
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    Services de Chirurgie Digestive, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital Archet 2, 151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière, B.P. 3079, F-06202 Nice, Cedex 3, France
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  • Antoine Thyss
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    Centre Régional de Lutte Contre le Cancer Antoine Lacassagne, Nice, France
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  • Patrick Chevallier
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    Services d’Imagerie Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital Archet 2, 151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière, B.P. 3079, F-06202 Nice, Cedex 3, France
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      Abstract

      Ocular melanoma has a strong tendency to metastasize often several years after its initial diagnosis was made. We report on the case of a 50-year-old woman who was treated 20 years earlier for an ocular melanoma and currently seen regularly in our institute for liver metastases that were treated by chemotherapy. After three treatments, a check-up with computed tomography demonstrated the presence of a right ovarian mass. An ovariectomy was performed, and the pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of an ovarian metastasis from an ocular melanoma. This is the fourth case of metastasis to the ovary from an ocular melanoma reported in the medical literature.

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