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Ophthalmic Genet. 2004 Mar;25(1):45-8.

A second primary tumor in a patient with retinoma.

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Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

AIM:

To evaluate the frequency of the co-occurrence of a retinoma and another primary tumor.

METHOD:

Presentation of a case report and review of the literature.

RESULTS:

A cutaneous melanoma was observed in a 52-year-old man, who was known to have two retinomas in the right eye. Five other cases were found in a review of the literature, suggesting the possibility of an increased risk of developing a second primary tumor in patients with retinoma. The occurrence of cutaneous melanoma as a second primary tumor after retinoma and/or retinoblastoma is discussed.

CONCLUSION:

There might be an increased risk for patients with retinoma to develop another primary tumor, necessitating regular follow-up of these patients.

PMID:
15255114
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