Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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Choroidal metastases as the initial presentation of lung cancer: A rare scenario

S Shamim, S Vidya, S.K.H. Kabir, B Ghosh


Clinical reports of symptomatic intraocular metastasis as the initial presentation of lung cancer are rare. We report the case of a 49-year-old female patient who presented with loss of vision due to choroidal metastases as the initial manifestation of her disseminated lung cancer. This particular patient was referred to us from ophthalmology department as a case of choroidal metastases from unknown primary. Detailed evaluation at our department helped detect the primary to be a nonsmall cell carcinoma of the right lung, which had multiple distant metastases.

Keywords: Choroidal metastases, lung cancer, sudden loss of vision

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