Metastatic carcinoma of the iris simulating iridocyclitis

J. J. Woog, J. Chess, Daniel Albert, D. K. Dueker, F. G. Berson, J. Craft

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Abstract

A 46-year-old woman with a history of breast carcinoma and no known metastatic disease presented with iridocyclitis and secondary glaucoma. Intraocular inlfammation and pressure elevation persisted despite standard medical therapy, and paracentesis was performed. Cytological examination of the aspirate revealed adenocarcinomas. Subsequent studies disclosed no evidence of extraocular metastasis. Two courses of radiation therapy to the involved eye resulted in a dramatic reduction in intraocular inflammation and allowed temporary control of the intraocular pressure. Ultimately, however, progressive glaucoma necessitated enucleation. This case confirms previous statements that iridocyclitis may be the initial clinical manifestation of metastatic malignancy. In addition, this report emphasises the importance of paracentesis in the diagnostic evaluation of selected cases of anterior uveitis of unknown aetiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Iridocyclitis
Paracentesis
Iris
Intraocular Pressure
Glaucoma
Carcinoma
Anterior Uveitis
Adenocarcinoma
Radiotherapy
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Inflammation
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Woog, J. J., Chess, J., Albert, D., Dueker, D. K., Berson, F. G., & Craft, J. (1984). Metastatic carcinoma of the iris simulating iridocyclitis. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 68(3), 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.68.3.167

Metastatic carcinoma of the iris simulating iridocyclitis. / Woog, J. J.; Chess, J.; Albert, Daniel; Dueker, D. K.; Berson, F. G.; Craft, J.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 68, No. 3, 01.01.1984, p. 167-173.

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Woog, JJ, Chess, J, Albert, D, Dueker, DK, Berson, FG & Craft, J 1984, 'Metastatic carcinoma of the iris simulating iridocyclitis', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.68.3.167
Woog, J. J. ; Chess, J. ; Albert, Daniel ; Dueker, D. K. ; Berson, F. G. ; Craft, J. / Metastatic carcinoma of the iris simulating iridocyclitis. In: British Journal of Ophthalmology. 1984 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 167-173.
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