Choroidal Metastasis as Initial Presentation in Adenocarcinoma of Lung: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sucheta Parija,
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar-751019, Odisha, India.
Vision impairment as an initial presentation detecting choroid metastasis in primary lung cancer is rare. Prevention or treatment of visual loss and improvement in quality of life can be achieved by treatment of intraocular metastasis. The survival of the patient in choroid metastasis with lung primary is poor with the median survival being 3.3 months. However, proper treatment may increase the quality of life and survival to an extent. We report a case of adenocarcinoma of lung in a female patient, presented initially with visual impairment as a result of choroidal metastasis and treated with external beam radiotherapy for choroidal metastasis followed by palliative chemotherapy. The patient was survived with improved vision and quality of life since last 12 months of diagnosis.
Lung primary, Prognosis, Vision impairment
Saroj Kumar Das, Tapan Kumar Sahoo, Sucheta Parija, Saroj Kumar Das Majumdar, Dillip Kumar Parida. CHOROIDAL METASTASIS AS INITIAL PRESENTATION
IN ADENOCARCINOMA OF LUNG: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Mar 24 ]; 11:XD04-XD06. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 03, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 29, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 23, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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