Lens dislocation delaying the diagnosis of metastasis to the optic nerve
Cherkaoui Mandour, Mohammed Boucetta
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2013;16:66. doi:10.11604/pamj.2013.16.66.2165

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Lens dislocation delaying the diagnosis of metastasis to the optic nerve

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2013;16:66. doi:10.11604/pamj.2013.16.66.2165

Received: 30/10/2012 - Accepted: 20/11/2012 - Published: 23/10/2013

Key words: Metastasis, eye, optic nerve, lens dislocation

© Cherkaoui Mandour et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. 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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Corresponding author: Cherkaoui Mandour, Departement Of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, PC: 10000, Morocco (mandour1978@hotmail.com)


Lens dislocation delaying the diagnosis of metastasis to the optic nerve

 

Cherkaoui Mandour1,&, Mohammed Boucetta1

 

1Departement Of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, PC: 10000 Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Cherkaoui Mandour , Departement Of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, PC: 10000 Morocco

 

 

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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.

Figure 1: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showing metastasis of the optic nerve associated with a lens dislocation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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