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Bilateral multifocal choroidal carcinoid: long-term follow-up without treatment

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Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology
0002-9394
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
125
Issue
6
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DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9394(98)00053-1

Abstract

Abstract Purpose: To report a minimally symptomatic patient with bilateral carcinoid tumors metastatic to the choroid who was followed up for 42 months without any treatment. Method: Case report. Results: A 54-year-old white man with a history of bronchial carcinoid tumor had bilateral multiple carcinoid tumors metastatic to the choroid. Follow-up for 42 months without treatment demonstrated no growth of the choroidal tumors, and corrected visual acuity remained RE, 20/20 and LE, 20/25. Systemic status also remained stable. Conclusions: Carcinoid tumors metastatic to the choroid may remain stationary for an extended period. Treatment may be deferred until tumor growth, exudative retinal detachment, or substantial impairment of vision develops.

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