Journal of Ophthalmology & Clinical Research Category: Clinical Type: Case Report
Retinal Detachment Indicative of Choroidal Metastasis of Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma
- Y Mouzari1*, S Belfaiza1, I Jeddou1, N Laaribi1, Y Ajhoun1, R Karim1, A Oubaaz1
- 1 Department Of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital, Mohammed V University, Morocco
*Corresponding Author:Y Mouzari
Department Of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Received Date: Jan 16, 2019 Accepted Date: Feb 08, 2019 Published Date: Feb 15, 2019
Choroidal metastases are metastatic tumors of the posterior uvea and account for 80% of intraocular malignancies. They are often present in metastatic lung cancer, but they can be exceptionally revealer of this disease.
We report the case of a 38 years old man, with no particular pathological background. He was examined for a rapid visual acuity decline in the left eye. The eye fundus reveals a retinal detachment in the left eye. Orbital MRI shows a choroidal process compatible with left choroidal metastasis with retinal detachment, thoracic-abdominal-pelvic scanner reveals a pulmonary tumor process with bilateral adrenal metastases.
Choroidal metastases are rarely revealer of lung cancer; in fact they are often present at advanced stage of the disease.
Figure 1: The picture of the anterior segment of the left eye indicates that the retina is visible in the anterior vitreous.
Figure 2: The B-mode ultrasound of the left eye shows an hypoechoic choroidal tumor.
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Citation:Mouzari Y, Belfaiza S, Jeddou I , Laaribi N, Ajhoun Y, et al. (2019) Retinal Detachment Indicative of Choroidal Metastasis of Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma. J Ophthalmic Clin Res 6: 050.
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