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A case of diode laser photocoagulation in the treatment of choroidal metastasis of breast carcinoma.

Lee SJ, Kim SY, Kim SD - Korean J Ophthalmol (2008)

Bottom Line: The venous phase showed almost total masking of background choroidal fluorescence at the elevated lesion because of leakage and neovascularization.Fifty days after the diode laser treatments, the funduscopy examination and fluorescein angiogram revealed that the serous retinal detachment had been absorbed, the choroid had become flat, the lesion had been reduced in size and hyperfluorescence.The right best-corrected visual acuity was improved to 0.8.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Pusan, Korea.

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To report a single case of improvement on choroidal metastasis of breast cancer after laser photocoagulation. A 52-year-old female patient who complained of visual disturbance of the right eye with multiple states of metastasis of breast carcinoma. On initial examination, the right best-corrected visual acuity was 0.63. Right fundoscopy revealed an elevated mass-like lesion temporal to the macule with serous retinal detachment. The mass had a 3.5-disc diameter. A right fluorescein angiogram revealed hypofluorescence during the prearterial and arteriovenous phase and hyperfluorescence during the venous phase. The venous phase showed almost total masking of background choroidal fluorescence at the elevated lesion because of leakage and neovascularization. The patient was treated 4 times by diode laser photocoagulation in addition to chemotherapy. Fifty days after the diode laser treatments, the funduscopy examination and fluorescein angiogram revealed that the serous retinal detachment had been absorbed, the choroid had become flat, the lesion had been reduced in size and hyperfluorescence. The right best-corrected visual acuity was improved to 0.8. Laser photocoagulation appears not to cause any problems for the patient and may be an efficient treatment for patients with choroidal breast carcinoma.

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After 50 days, (A) Right fundoscopy revealed mass regression in size and height and resolved retinal detachment. (B, C) A right fluorescein angiogram revealed flat devascularized choroids. The venous phase showed leakages from the old lesion that affected the fovea
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Figure 2: After 50 days, (A) Right fundoscopy revealed mass regression in size and height and resolved retinal detachment. (B, C) A right fluorescein angiogram revealed flat devascularized choroids. The venous phase showed leakages from the old lesion that affected the fovea

Mentions: After 50 days, right funduscopy revealed mass regression in size and height and resolved retinal detachment. Right fluorescein angiogram revealed a flat devascularized choroid, The venous phase showed some leakages from the old lesion that affected the fovea (Fig. 2). Right visual acuity improved with a correction of 0.8.


A case of diode laser photocoagulation in the treatment of choroidal metastasis of breast carcinoma.

Lee SJ, Kim SY, Kim SD - Korean J Ophthalmol (2008)

After 50 days, (A) Right fundoscopy revealed mass regression in size and height and resolved retinal detachment. (B, C) A right fluorescein angiogram revealed flat devascularized choroids. The venous phase showed leakages from the old lesion that affected the fovea
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Figure 2: After 50 days, (A) Right fundoscopy revealed mass regression in size and height and resolved retinal detachment. (B, C) A right fluorescein angiogram revealed flat devascularized choroids. The venous phase showed leakages from the old lesion that affected the fovea
Mentions: After 50 days, right funduscopy revealed mass regression in size and height and resolved retinal detachment. Right fluorescein angiogram revealed a flat devascularized choroid, The venous phase showed some leakages from the old lesion that affected the fovea (Fig. 2). Right visual acuity improved with a correction of 0.8.

Bottom Line: The venous phase showed almost total masking of background choroidal fluorescence at the elevated lesion because of leakage and neovascularization.Fifty days after the diode laser treatments, the funduscopy examination and fluorescein angiogram revealed that the serous retinal detachment had been absorbed, the choroid had become flat, the lesion had been reduced in size and hyperfluorescence.The right best-corrected visual acuity was improved to 0.8.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Pusan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
To report a single case of improvement on choroidal metastasis of breast cancer after laser photocoagulation. A 52-year-old female patient who complained of visual disturbance of the right eye with multiple states of metastasis of breast carcinoma. On initial examination, the right best-corrected visual acuity was 0.63. Right fundoscopy revealed an elevated mass-like lesion temporal to the macule with serous retinal detachment. The mass had a 3.5-disc diameter. A right fluorescein angiogram revealed hypofluorescence during the prearterial and arteriovenous phase and hyperfluorescence during the venous phase. The venous phase showed almost total masking of background choroidal fluorescence at the elevated lesion because of leakage and neovascularization. The patient was treated 4 times by diode laser photocoagulation in addition to chemotherapy. Fifty days after the diode laser treatments, the funduscopy examination and fluorescein angiogram revealed that the serous retinal detachment had been absorbed, the choroid had become flat, the lesion had been reduced in size and hyperfluorescence. The right best-corrected visual acuity was improved to 0.8. Laser photocoagulation appears not to cause any problems for the patient and may be an efficient treatment for patients with choroidal breast carcinoma.

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