Choroidal eye metastases from (recurrent) primary peritoneal carcinoma: case report and review of the literature
1 Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre, Gateshead Health NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill Gateshead NE9 6SX, UK
2 Department of Pathology, Gateshead Health NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill Gateshead NE9 6SX, UK
3 Ophthalmology Department, Social Insurance Institute, Athens, Greece
International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009, 6:3 doi:10.1186/1477-7800-6-3Published: 20 January 2009
Choroidal metastases from gynaecological primary are extremely rare. There is no documented case in the literature of choroid metastasis in a patient with primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC).
Methods & Results
We describe the first case of a 54-year-old woman with a history of borderline mucinous tumour who presented 17 months later with PPC and 21 months after with recurrent disease metastatic to the eye, and review pertinent literature.
High index of suspicion is warranted when patients with history of primary peritoneal carcinoma present with visual complaints in order to treat and/or relieve symptomatology from metastatic eye disease.