Radiation was effective in a case of metastatic carcinoma of the iris

H. Uchida, Toshihiko Matsuo, N. Matsuo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A 72-year-old female presented with lacrimation and hyperemia in the left eye. She had been diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma of lung 3 months before. Two grayish-white tumors were present on the iris in the affected eye. Squamous carcinoma cells were detected in the aspirated aqueous. No fundus lesions were present. Radiation totalling of 30 Gy led to complete regression of the iris tumor in 3 weeks. The patient died 3 months later from metastasis to the brain. A review of 38 reported cases of iris metastatic tumor, including the present one, showed a mean life expectancy of 4.1 months. A proper therapeutic approach will have to be chosen on the basis of quality of life in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1499-1502
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume51
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Fingerprint

Iris
Radiation
Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasms
Hyperemia
Life Expectancy
Quality of Life
Neoplasm Metastasis
Lung
Brain
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Cite this

Radiation was effective in a case of metastatic carcinoma of the iris. / Uchida, H.; Matsuo, Toshihiko; Matsuo, N.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, Vol. 51, No. 8, 1997, p. 1499-1502.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{e3df6af137a0418b8b7d84e64e68ed79,
title = "Radiation was effective in a case of metastatic carcinoma of the iris",
abstract = "A 72-year-old female presented with lacrimation and hyperemia in the left eye. She had been diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma of lung 3 months before. Two grayish-white tumors were present on the iris in the affected eye. Squamous carcinoma cells were detected in the aspirated aqueous. No fundus lesions were present. Radiation totalling of 30 Gy led to complete regression of the iris tumor in 3 weeks. The patient died 3 months later from metastasis to the brain. A review of 38 reported cases of iris metastatic tumor, including the present one, showed a mean life expectancy of 4.1 months. A proper therapeutic approach will have to be chosen on the basis of quality of life in these patients.",
author = "H. Uchida and Toshihiko Matsuo and N. Matsuo",
year = "1997",
language = "English",
volume = "51",
pages = "1499--1502",
journal = "Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology",
issn = "0370-5579",
publisher = "Igaku-Shoin Ltd",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Radiation was effective in a case of metastatic carcinoma of the iris

AU - Uchida, H.

AU - Matsuo, Toshihiko

AU - Matsuo, N.

PY - 1997

Y1 - 1997

N2 - A 72-year-old female presented with lacrimation and hyperemia in the left eye. She had been diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma of lung 3 months before. Two grayish-white tumors were present on the iris in the affected eye. Squamous carcinoma cells were detected in the aspirated aqueous. No fundus lesions were present. Radiation totalling of 30 Gy led to complete regression of the iris tumor in 3 weeks. The patient died 3 months later from metastasis to the brain. A review of 38 reported cases of iris metastatic tumor, including the present one, showed a mean life expectancy of 4.1 months. A proper therapeutic approach will have to be chosen on the basis of quality of life in these patients.

AB - A 72-year-old female presented with lacrimation and hyperemia in the left eye. She had been diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma of lung 3 months before. Two grayish-white tumors were present on the iris in the affected eye. Squamous carcinoma cells were detected in the aspirated aqueous. No fundus lesions were present. Radiation totalling of 30 Gy led to complete regression of the iris tumor in 3 weeks. The patient died 3 months later from metastasis to the brain. A review of 38 reported cases of iris metastatic tumor, including the present one, showed a mean life expectancy of 4.1 months. A proper therapeutic approach will have to be chosen on the basis of quality of life in these patients.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0030828935&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0030828935&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0030828935

VL - 51

SP - 1499

EP - 1502

JO - Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology

JF - Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology

SN - 0370-5579

IS - 8

ER -