Metastatic ciliary body carcinoid tumor.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 50-year-old man with a history of systemic carcinoid had decreased right eye vision and a darkly pigmented cilio-choroidal mass. Results of ultrasonographic and fluorescein angiographic examinations were consistent with a malignant melanoma. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the lesion identified it as a carcinoid metastasis. The patient refused both radiation and enucleation; complete excision with a cyclochoroidectomy was performed. Histopathologic examination showed a carcinoid neoplasm covered by marked hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium that produced the pigmented appearance of the lesion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bardenstein, DS; Char, DH; Jones, C; Crawford, JB; Miller, TR; Riekhof, FT

Published Date

  • November 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1590 - 1594

PubMed ID

  • 2244844

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1990.01070130092038


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States