Pulmonary carcinoid tumor presenting with simultaneous orbital and intracranial metastases: Value of transnasal endoscopic orbital biopsy and decompression

F. B. Wein, J. D. Perry, N. R. Miller, D. A. Brinker, D. A. Leopold

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Abstract

A 62-year-old woman presented with a 10-week history of blurred vision in the left eye. Examination revealed mild limitation of upgaze of the left eye and evidence of a left optic neuropathy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an enhacing mass in the posteromedial left orbit as well as an enhancing lesion in the inferior occipital lobe. The patient underwent a left orbital biopsy and partial decompression via a left nasal endoscopic approach, following which the optic neuropathy improved significantly. Histopathologic examination yeilded a diagnosis of carcinoid tumor. Biopsy of the occipital lesion was also consistent with this diagnosis. The primary tumor was found in the lungs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalOrbit
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Orbital metastases
  • Transnasal endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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