Cortical blindness and choroidal metastases secondary to metastatic breast carcinoma in a male patient

Neal Palejwala, Steven Yeh, Hans E. Grossniklaus, Chris Bergstrom

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Abstract

Male breast carcinoma is a rare entity that often goes undiagnosed until advanced stages. The authors describe the case of a patient with profound vision loss who was found to have bilateral choroidal metastases as well as advanced cerebral metastatic disease. Further medical work-up revealed widespread infiltrative ductal breast carcinoma. Given the presence of large occipital lobe lesions, the etiology of the patient's vision loss was thought to be cortical blindness. Prompt diagnosis and neurologic evaluation with this presentation is crucial because it can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Cortical Blindness
Male Breast Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
Occipital Lobe
Nervous System
Morbidity
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Cortical blindness and choroidal metastases secondary to metastatic breast carcinoma in a male patient. / Palejwala, Neal; Yeh, Steven; Grossniklaus, Hans E.; Bergstrom, Chris.

In: Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 81-84.

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Palejwala, Neal ; Yeh, Steven ; Grossniklaus, Hans E. ; Bergstrom, Chris. / Cortical blindness and choroidal metastases secondary to metastatic breast carcinoma in a male patient. In: Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging. 2013 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 81-84.
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