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Ipsilateral orbital metastasis following enucleation of intraocular ciliochoroidal melanoma: a rare occurrence
  1. Neha Ghose1,
  2. Saumya Jakati1 and
  3. Swathi Kaliki2
  1. 1LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  2. 2Ocular Oncology, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Swathi Kaliki; kalikiswathi{at}


This case report demostrates an unusual occurence of orbital metastasis along with liver metastasis 5 years following enucleation for ciliochoroidal melanoma with no extraocular extension. It exemplifies that metastasis of the tumour can occur in the ipsilateral orbit after enucleation. Importance of close clinical follow-up after enucleation for choroidal melanoma, careful socket examination, and regular systemic metastatic workup is demonstrated. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of uveal melanoma with ipsilateral orbital metastasis.

  • ophthalmology
  • head and neck cancer

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  • Contributors NG was responsible for collection of data and drafting the manuscript. SJ and SK are responsible for managing the patient, formulation and editing of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.