Esophageal carcinoma metastatic to the retina: Diagnosis of a case by cytologic examination of intraocular vitreous washings

Joan F. Cangiarella, Mark J. Suhrland, Antonio Cajigas, Jeremy Chess, Leopold G. Koss, Daniel Berkowitz, Kathie Schlesinger

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The most common primary tumors of the eye are melanomas in adults and retinoblastomas in children. Although generally not recognized, metastases to the eye are more frequent than primary tumors. RESULTS: Occult esophageal carcinoma metastasized to the retina in a 51-year-old woman. The cytologic diagnosis of carcinoma was established on intraocular vitreous washings. Further workup disclosed an adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, confirmed by brushings and biopsy. CONCLUSION: The cytologic features of the intraocular aspirate allowed a rapid and reliable diagnosis that led to further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)995-998
Number of pages4
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume40
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996

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Retina
Carcinoma
Retinoblastoma
Melanoma
Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Biopsy
Adenocarcinoma Of Esophagus

Keywords

  • eye neoplasms
  • neoplasm metastasis
  • retina

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  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology

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Esophageal carcinoma metastatic to the retina : Diagnosis of a case by cytologic examination of intraocular vitreous washings. / Cangiarella, Joan F.; Suhrland, Mark J.; Cajigas, Antonio; Chess, Jeremy; Koss, Leopold G.; Berkowitz, Daniel; Schlesinger, Kathie.

In: Acta Cytologica, Vol. 40, No. 5, 1996, p. 995-998.

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Cangiarella, Joan F. ; Suhrland, Mark J. ; Cajigas, Antonio ; Chess, Jeremy ; Koss, Leopold G. ; Berkowitz, Daniel ; Schlesinger, Kathie. / Esophageal carcinoma metastatic to the retina : Diagnosis of a case by cytologic examination of intraocular vitreous washings. In: Acta Cytologica. 1996 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 995-998.
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