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Cancer-associated retinopathy preceding the diagnosis of a pulmonary carcinoid tumour

Published inBMJ Case Reports, vol. 13, no. 11
Publication date2020
Abstract

Cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) belongs to the paraneoplastic retinopathy syndromes and manifests itself by rapidly progressive vision loss, scotoma and photopsia. We herein reported the case of a 77-year-old woman without a cancer history who presents typical CAR symptoms. A complete workup followed by lung biopsy enabled the detection of a pulmonary carcinoid tumour. Treatment of oral cortisone was then initiated with dramatic improvements in the symptoms.

Keywords
  • Lung cancer (oncology)
  • Medical management
  • Visual pathway
Citation (ISO format)
MERLE, Geoffrey-Christian et al. Cancer-associated retinopathy preceding the diagnosis of a pulmonary carcinoid tumour. In: BMJ Case Reports, 2020, vol. 13, n° 11. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-235046
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