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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 427163, 5 pages
Case Report

Metastasis of Ciliary Body Melanoma to the Contralateral Eye: A Case Report and Review of Uveal Melanoma Literature

1Institut Universitaire du Cancer de Toulouse Oncopole, Toulouse, France
2Retina Consultants of Nashville, Nashville, TN, USA
3MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Received 7 November 2014; Accepted 12 March 2015

Academic Editor: Jose I. Mayordomo

Copyright © 2015 Nouritza M. Torossian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Many types of cancers metastasize to the eye. However, uveal melanoma metastasizing to the contralateral choroid is very rare. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with history of treated uveal melanoma of the right eye that developed metastasis to the liver and the choroid of the left eye. Ten years earlier, he was diagnosed to have uveal melanoma of the right eye and was initially treated with plaque radiotherapy. Two years later, upon progression of the disease in the right eye he had enucleation of the eye. We describe the patient’s clinical history, the diagnosis of recurrent disease in the contralateral eye, therapy of the left eye, and systemic metastasis. In addition, we reviewed the published medical literature and described the recent advances in the management of uveal melanoma.