Breast cancer metastatic to the choroid in a male patient case report

Nicola Silvestris, Serena Di Cosimo, Gianluigi Ferretti, Francesco Angelini, Giacomo De Benedetti, Alessandra D'Alberto, Maurizio Caselli, Modesto D'Aprile

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Abstract

Choroidal metastases have been observed in about 8% of patients with metastatic breast cancer, even if their true incidence is likely to be higher, as they are not routinely investigated in the absence of symptoms. Radiotherapy is the treatment of choice for symptom palliation. The prognosis is traditionally poor, with a reported average survival of one year. Here we describe the third case reported in the literature of a metastatic tumor to the choroid from a male breast carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalTumori
Volume89
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2003

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Keywords

  • Choroidal metastasis
  • Male breast carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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Silvestris, N., Di Cosimo, S., Ferretti, G., Angelini, F., De Benedetti, G., D'Alberto, A., Caselli, M., & D'Aprile, M. (2003). Breast cancer metastatic to the choroid in a male patient case report. Tumori, 89(3), 333-335.