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June 1972

Prostatic Carcinoma Metastatic to Optic Nerve and ChoroidAssociation With Changes Resembling Papilledema

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the departments of ophthalmology and neurology and the Oscar Johnson Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Dr. Zappia is now with the Beaver Medical Clinic, Redlands, Calif.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(6):642-645. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020644006

A patient initially presented with an occlusion of a branch of the central retinal artery. Shortly thereafter he developed a central vein obstruction and a swollen optic nerve head. Enucleation and subsequent studies revealed that an adenocarcinoma had metastasized to the optic nerve and that it originated from the prostate gland.