Lens dislocation delaying the diagnosis of metastasis to the optic nerve
Cherkaoui Mandour, Mohammed Boucetta
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;16:66. doi:10.11604/pamj..16.66.2165

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Lens dislocation delaying the diagnosis of metastasis to the optic nerve

Cherkaoui Mandour, Mohammed Boucetta
Pan Afr Med J. 2013; 16:66. doi:10.11604/pamj.2013.16.66.2165. Published 23 Oct 2013



Metastasis to the eye is rare, it can affect almost all ocular tissues. The association of metastasis to the optic nerve and lens dislocation in the same orbit is exceptional. We repport a 63 years old man presented with blindness due to a lens dislocation in the left eye. One month later, he presented a right hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showing brain and intra orbital metastasis associated with a lens dislocation. The histological result was provided by a stereotactic biopsy. The eye may be the site of several lesions to both. A lens dislocation can retarded a diagnosis of the nerve optic metastasis.


Corresponding author:
Cherkaoui Mandour, Departement Of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, PC: 10000, Morocco
mandour1978@hotmail.com

©Cherkaoui Mandour et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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