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Bilateral choroidal metastases as the initial presentation of breast carcinoma

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Show simple item record Given, Hugh F O'Gorman, Clodagh S. Awad, Z.T. 2013-02-14T10:05:58Z 2013-02-14T10:05:58Z 2001
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dc.description.abstract A 64 year old female presented with a right eye visual impairment. On examination, the visual acuity was decreased on the right side. Slit lamp examination showed bilateral non-pigmented choroidal lesions. Physical examination was unremarkable; bilateral mammogram, however, showed a mass in the left breast, the biopsy from which confirmed the lesion as infiltrative carcinoma. Other tests were normal apart from the isotope bone scan which showed evidence of metastatic disease. She received a short course of radiotherapy to both eyes as well as a 6-month course of chemotherapy. At 6 months follow-up, the choroidal lesions were no longer present and the visual acuity had stabilized. Choroidal metastasis as the initial presentation of breast carcinoma is unusual. Any patient with an ocular tumour should undergo a systemic check-up to rule out an underlying malignancy. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organization en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Medical Journal;94(3), pp. 8-6
dc.subject breast carcinoma en_US
dc.subject visual impairment en_US
dc.subject ocular tumour en_US
dc.title Bilateral choroidal metastases as the initial presentation of breast carcinoma en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report en_US
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dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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