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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206-208

Unilateral solitary choroid metastasis from breast cancer: Rewarding results of external radiotherapy


1 Department of Radiotherapy, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 085, India
2 Department of Opthalmology, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 085, India

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S Nirmala
Department of Radiotherapy, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 085
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.44295

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Intraocular metastatic tumor is the commonest intraocular malignancy in adults, with uveal tract the commonest site. In nearly 85% of cases the choroid is the afflicted site due to its vascularity. Breast and lung are the common primaries. In breast primaries, this could be the first metastatic disease. This condition should always be kept in mind in patients with visual symptoms. Fundus examination, ultrasonography and CT/MRI of the orbit help in diagnosis. Early recognition and timely treatment can save the visual function thus imparting good quality of life to the patient. External beam radiotherapy is a good local form of treatment. Hormone therapy in hormone receptor positive tumors can have additional benefits. Here we report a case of unilateral solitary choroid metastasis in a case of breast cancer treated with external beam radiotherapy.


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