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October 1990

Metastatic Carcinoma to the Retina: Clinicopathologic Findings in Two Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Leys and Van Eyck), Neurology (Dr Nuttin), Pathology I (Dr Pauwels), and Pathology II (Dr Delabie), Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven, and from the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr Libert), Hop̂ital Universitaire St Pierre, Brussels, Belgium.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(10):1448-1452. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070120096036

• Two cases of metastatic carcinoma to the neuroretina are reported. One patient had an oat cell carcinoma of the lung that was metastatic to the brain and retina; this was confirmed postmortem. The other patient had metastatic breast carcinoma with seeding of tumor cells into the vitreous from a focus of retinal embolism. The diagnosis was confirmed from a vitrectomy specimen.

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