Cancer-associated retinopathy with retinal periphlebitis in a patient with ovarian cancer

Stephen J. Kim, Hassanain S. Toma, Charles E. Thirkill, James P. Dunn

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Purpose: To describe a case of cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) due to ovarian cancer presenting with retinal periphlebitis and a negative-type pattern electroretinogram (ERG). Design: Case report. Methods: Retrospective chart review. Results: A negative-type ERG in the setting of progressive vision loss and retinal periphlebitis led to the discovery of metastatic ovarian cancer and ultimately the diagnosis of CAR. Conclusions: CAR can present with periphlebitis and a negative-type ERG. Greater awareness of these associations may allow for earlier detection of future cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Cancer-associated retinopathy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome
  • Periphlebitis
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


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