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Choroidal metastases as the presenting feature of adenocarcinoma of the lung: A case report and an overview of the role of radiotherapy in its management


1 Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Krishna Sharan,
Department of Radiotherapy, Shirdi Saibaba Cancer Hospital, Manipal - 576 104, Udupi, Karnataka
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Although metastasis to the eye is the most common ophthalmic malignancy, it is usually asymptomatic and rarely a presenting symptom that leads to the diagnosis of a primary. Here, we report a patient who was evaluated for visual symptoms and was eventually diagnosed to have disseminated adenocarcinoma of the lung. He was treated with external radiotherapy to the choroidal metastasis, attaining an excellent response that was sustained until his death. A brief review on the role of radiotherapy in the management of uveal metastases is also presented.


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