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Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Jun;135(6):911-3.

Spontaneous regression of choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe a patient with choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma that spontaneously regressed after nephrectomy.

DESIGN:

Interventional case report.

METHOD:

A 48-year-old Hispanic woman presented with reduced vision in the left eye attributable to an elevated choroidal lesion and associated exudative retinal detachment. Oncology workup revealed a left kidney renal cell carcinoma with pulmonary metastases. The patient underwent primary nephrectomy, without specific treatment of choroidal or pulmonary metastases.

RESULTS:

The metastatic choroidal lesion regressed and the retinal detachment completely resolved, as evidenced by fundus photographs and ultrasonography.

CONCLUSIONS:

Choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma may spontaneously regress after removal of the primary tumor.

PMID:
12788144
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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