Spontaneous regression of choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma

Amjad M. Hammad, Gianmarco R. Paris, Wichard A J Van Heuven, Ian M. Thompson, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons

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Purpose: To describe a patient with choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma that spontaneously regressed after nephrectomy. Design: Interventional case report. Methods: A 48-year-old Hispanic woman presented with reduced vision in the left eye attributable to an elevated choroidal lesion and associated exudative retinal detachment. Oncology workup revealed a left kidney renal cell carcinoma with pulmonary metastases. The patient underwent primary nephrectomy, without specific treatment of choroidal or pulmonary metastases. Results: The metastatic choroidal lesion regressed and the retinal detachment completely resolved, as evidenced by fundus photographs and ultrasonography. Conclusion: Choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma may spontaneously regress after removal of the primary tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-913
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume135
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

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Renal Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Retinal Detachment
Nephrectomy
Low Vision
Lung
Hispanic Americans
Ultrasonography
Kidney
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Ophthalmology

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Hammad, A. M., Paris, G. R., Van Heuven, W. A. J., Thompson, I. M., & Fitzsimmons, T. D. (2003). Spontaneous regression of choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 135(6), 911-913. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(02)01973-6

Spontaneous regression of choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. / Hammad, Amjad M.; Paris, Gianmarco R.; Van Heuven, Wichard A J; Thompson, Ian M.; Fitzsimmons, Thomas D.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 135, No. 6, 01.06.2003, p. 911-913.

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Hammad, AM, Paris, GR, Van Heuven, WAJ, Thompson, IM & Fitzsimmons, TD 2003, 'Spontaneous regression of choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 135, no. 6, pp. 911-913. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(02)01973-6
Hammad, Amjad M. ; Paris, Gianmarco R. ; Van Heuven, Wichard A J ; Thompson, Ian M. ; Fitzsimmons, Thomas D. / Spontaneous regression of choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2003 ; Vol. 135, No. 6. pp. 911-913.
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