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Case Study 156 Carcinoid Tumor

  • Roger P. Harrie
  • Cynthia J. Kendall
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Abstract

AA is a 45-year-old man with a history of flushing and diarrhea complained of distortion of vision in his left eye. Examination showed an orange-tinted tumor just temporal to the macula. Echography showed a dome-shaped lesion on B-scan, and A-scan showed low-to-medium internal reflectivity with some irregularity and mild spontaneous vascularity (Fig. 1). It was suspicious for a melanoma, but the irregularity was atypical. Systemic workup included a chest CT scan which found a mass in the left lower lobe of the lung. A 24-h urine test for metabolites of serotonin was performed and was positive for 5-HIAA. The diagnosis of a carcinoid tumor of the lung with choroidal metastasis was made. This lesion is relatively rare cause of choroidal metastasis. Patients with metastatic carcinoid have a relatively long survival rate compared to other metastatic malignancies [63].

Keywords

Public Health Survival Rate Carcinoid Tumor Lower Lobe Internal Reflectivity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger P. Harrie
    • 1
  • Cynthia J. Kendall
    • 2
  1. 1.Moran Eye CenterUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.SacramentoUSA

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