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July 1934

METASTATIC CARCINOMA OF THE OPTIC NERVE AND CHOROID

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(1):86-92. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830140096009
Abstract

Few cases of metastatic carcinoma of the optic nerve and choroid have been reported in the literature. In the case described in this report, it is debatable whether the metastasis was primarily in the nerve or choroid. A diagnosis of tumor of the optic nerve and choroid was made on the basis of the clinical signs and symptoms and proved by an examination of the enucleated eyeball in the laboratory. Regardless of whether the primary metastasis was in the choroid or in the optic nerve, the case is of great interest both clinically and pathologically because of its rarity.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—Mrs. C. C., aged 42, an Italian housewife, was referred to Dr. Payne at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary on Dec. 18, 1929. She was admitted to Dr. McDannald's service complaining of severe pain, complete blindness of the right eye and "drooping" of the

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