Acute Pulmonary Embolism Caused by Local Resection of Choroidal Melanoma


Uveal melanoma is the most common primary ocular malignancy in adults, with an annual incidence of 6–7 cases/million people.[1‐3] The choroid is the most common site of involvement occurring in more than 90% patients.[3] We conducted a retrospective study for uveal melanoma at Tongren Eye Center from 1997 to 2011. A total of 682 cases of uveal melanoma were recorded. Among them, 176 (25.8%) cases received local resection surgery. Most of them survived after surgery and had good recovery. However, life‐threatening complication of acute pulmonary embolism (APE) occurred in 3 choroidal melanoma patients shortly after surgery. Till now, to the best of our knowledge, there are few reports of severe postsurgical complications of choroidal melanoma.

DOI: 10.4103/0366-6999.178028

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@inproceedings{Huang2016AcutePE, title={Acute Pulmonary Embolism Caused by Local Resection of Choroidal Melanoma}, author={Yao Huang and Wen-bin Wei}, booktitle={Chinese medical journal}, year={2016} }