International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Research Article, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Choroidal Metastasis as the First Sign of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Case Report

Ben Salem M1*, Chebbi A1, Rouatbi A1, Baili L2, Korbi M1, Zbiba W1, Boussema F2, Ben Romdhane K3 and Boughila H1

1Ocular Oncology, Department of Ophthalmology at Hedi Rais institute, Tunis, Tunisia

2Department of Internal Medicine at Habib Thameur Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

3Department of Anatomo-Pathology Alain savary, Tunis, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author : Ben Salem Mariem
Ocular Oncology Department, Hedi Raies institute, Tunisia
+ 216 52 825 525

Received: December 30, 2016 Accepted: January 12, 2017 Published: January 18, 2017

Citation: Ben Salem M, Chebbi A, Rouatbi A, Baili L, Korbi M, et al. (2017) Choroidal Metastasis as the First Sign of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Case Report. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2324-8599.1000198


Metastases to the choroid from renal carcinomas are extremely rare with no more than 10 cases described in the literature. We herein report a case of rare involvement of the eye with choroidal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma presenting as the initial manifestation of an undiagnosed primary tumor. The 32-year-old woman was presented with acute blurring of the vision in the right eye. Fundus examination revealed an amelanotic subretinal mass. Oncology work-up has confirmed the diagnoses of choroidal metastases of renal cell carcinoma with widespread disease and a very poor prognosis.

Keywords: Cancer; Choroidal tumor; Metastasis; Renal cell carcinoma

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