Bilateral choroidal metastasis from carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland

Ilhan H., Oner F., SARIOĞLU S., Lebe B., Saatci A. O.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.33, no.1, pp.70-72, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2005.00946.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-72
  • Keywords: adenocarcinoma, choroid, choroical metastasis, parotid, uvea
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The histological, clinical and angiographic findings are reported of a 34-year-old man with bilateral visual loss who had left parotidectomy with subsequent radiotherapy due to carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland 1 year before, Funduscopy disclosed choroical masses with surrounding serous retinal detachment in both posterior poles. At the time of ocular diagnosis, lung, pleura and pharynx metastases had recently been revealed. Because of the extent of disease and its poor prognosis, no treatment was offered. Although parotid gland carcinoma usually spreads via lymphatics, choroical involvement may rarely occur due to haematogenous dissemination.