Controlled aspiration of subretinal fluid in the diagnosis of carcinoma metastatic to the choroid.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Carcinoma metastatic to the choroid was diagnosed in three patients by cytopathologic examination of subretinal fluid. The specimen was obtained using a scleral depressor modified to allow controlled aspiration of subretinal fluid through a sharp, angled, 30-gauge needle. This new method provides a useful tool for accurate diagnosis of carcinoma metastatic to the choroid in cases where the diagnosis is in question.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sternberg, P; Tiedeman, J; Hickingbotham, D; McCuen, BW; Proia, AD

Published Date

  • November 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1622 - 1625

PubMed ID

  • 6093752

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031312014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States