Vitreous and retinal metastasis from gastric cancer

Yeom Kim Chang, Won Ha Chang, Chul Lee Sung

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Purpose. Intraocular metastasis from gastric cancer is not common and metastatic carcinoma to the vitreous or retina is exceedingly rare. We describe a case of gastric cancer metastatic to the vitreous and retina. Methods. Retrospective, single-center case report. Results. A 64-year-old woman with advanced gastric cancer with multiorgan metastatic disease presented with decreased visual acuity. Ophthalmoscopy revealed extensive overlying vitreous seeds and macular infiltrations in both eyes. Fine-needle aspiration cytology from the vitreous confirmed the diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma. Conclusions. We report an extremely rare case of vitreous and retinal metastasis from gastric cancer. Ophthalmologists and oncologists should be aware that gastrointestinal cancer can cause intraocular metastasis in the form of vitreous seeds and retinal infiltration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-617
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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