Choroidal metastasis from breast carcinoma (Journal article)

Asproudis, I./ Gorezis, S./ Stefaniotou, M./ Peschos, D./ Psilas, K.

OBJECTIVE: To report a case of intraocular metastasis from breast carcinoma. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 54-year-old woman diagnosed with multifocal ductal adenocarcinoma, grade III, of the left breast presented with blurred vision of the left eye. Funduscopy under pupil dilation in the left eye revealed a plateau-shaped, yellow choroidal focus measuring 4 optic disc diameters and located 3 optic disc diameters below the fovea. The patient was treated with two cycles of docetaxel and capecitabine. One month later the patient's visual acuity improved. Funduscopy confirmed reduction of oedema. CONCLUSION: This case shows that impaired vision can be an alarming symptom in a breast cancer patient and a description is given of the morphological features that could help in recognizing the smallest detectable breast cancer metastasis.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use,Breast Neoplasms/drug therapy/*pathology,Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast/drug therapy/*secondary,Choroid Neoplasms/drug therapy/*secondary,Deoxycytidine/administration & dosage/analogs & derivatives,Female,Fluorouracil/analogs & derivatives,Humans,Middle Aged,Taxoids/administration & dosage
ISSN: 1011-7571
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