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October 1975

Optic Nerve Head Metastasis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto. Dr. Gallie is now at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(10):983-986. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020773006

• A case of tumor metastasis from carcinoma of the lung directly to the cribriform plate is described. Retina and optic nerve were involved, but there was no evidence of tumor invasion of the choroid. It is postulated that the original tumor embolus lodged in a cribriform branch of the arterial circle of Zinn or in the central retinal vessels.

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