J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1998 Nov;39(11):2822-2826.

A Case of Metastatic Uterine Cervical Carcinma of the Orbit

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Eulji General Hospital.

Abstract

In adults, it is known that tetastatic tumor to the eye and its adnexa is rare compared with other sites. Orbital tumors can be classified as primary, secondary, and metastatic. Secondary orbital tumors are those that extend to the orbit from a contiguous structure. Metastatic tumors are those that spread to the orbit from more distant site in the body. and their prognosis for life is poor because of widespread systemic malignancy. We experienced a case of metastatic uterine cervical carcinoma of the orbit in a 33-year-old female patient who came to us with a history of sudden proptosis and decreased vision. Eighteen months earlier, the patient had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix, and she had undergone chemotherapy, irradiation and surgical intervention. Lung and parametrium metastases were also found six months previously. We report a case of metastatic uterine cervical cancer of the orbit with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Carcinoma of uterine cervix; Metastasis in orbit

MeSH Terms

Adult
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Cervix Uteri
Drug Therapy
Exophthalmos
Female
Humans
Lung
Neoplasm Metastasis
Orbit*
Prognosis
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
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