Choroidal metastatasis from a neuroendocrine tumor masquerading as choroidal melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A mushroom-shaped choroidal mass is classically suggestive of melanoma, due to the ability of these tumors to erupt through Bruch's membrane. In contrast, choroidal metastases rarely adopt this growth pattern. The authors present an unusual case of a patient with a large choroidal metastasis from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor that shows a collar-button configuration. The diagnosis was confirmed by histology and immunohistochemistry following enucleation. The authors review the typical appearance of choroidal metastases from neuroendocrine tumors and discuss mechanisms by which uveal tumors may extend through Bruch's membrane.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yiu, G; Cummings, TJ; Mruthyunjaya, P

Published Date

  • September 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 456 - 458

PubMed ID

  • 25153655

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-8179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/23258160-20140725-01


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States