Choroidal metastatasis from a neuroendocrine tumor masquerading as choroidal melanoma

Glenn C Yiu, Thomas J. Cummings, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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