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Choroidal metastasis and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
The association of a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) with a uveal metastasis is an exceptional occurrence. In this article, the authors report the first successfully treated case (to their knowledge) of a patient with one eye in whom both the RRD and the metastasis is treated successfully. The RRD was operated on using a buckling procedure with cryopexy of the retinal break and drainage of the subretinal fluid. The metastasis, originating from an invasive canalicular carcinoma of the breast, was irradiated several days after surgery with a linear accelerator. The primary tumor was treated with systemic hormonotherapy. One and a half years after surgery, the patient is still alive. Visual acuity in the eye is 20/30, the retina is flat and no signs of tumor recurrence have been observed.
Aged Breast Neoplasms/pathology Carcinoma/*secondary/therapy Choroid Neoplasms/*secondary/therapy Combined Modality Therapy Cryosurgery Humans Male Radiation Dosage Retinal Detachment/*surgery Scleral Buckling Visual Acuity
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