Diplopia with a cavernous sinus metastasis of a remote endometrial stromal tumour

Nisha X. Jain, Michael Morgan, Joseph Corbo, Aseem Sharma, Gregory P. Van Stavern

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Abstract

Structural lesions involving the visual pathways often require tissue diagnosis to guide therapy. However, pathology is not always definitive, and a biopsy showing poorly differentiated cells poses significant difficulty in identifying the primary tumour. We report a case of metastatic disease causing cavernous sinus syndrome, in which biopsy revealed poorly differentiated tissue. The patient reported a history of a resected uterine tumour, and it was only after obtaining slides from 7 years prior that the diagnosis was made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Cavernous sinus
  • Cranial nerve palsies
  • Metastasis

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