Cavitary Choroidal Metastasis from Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

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To report the clinical, funduscopic, and echographic features of a choroidal metastatic tumor from a clear cell renal cell carcinoma presenting with intralesional cavitation.


An 81-year-old man with history of clear cell renal cell carcinoma presented with blurred vision. A clinical examination including standardized ultrasound was performed, which revealed a choroidal mass with cystic-like cavitation. The patient underwent brachytherapy with regression of the tumor.


We report the features of a cavitary choroidal metastasis from clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Occurrence of features usually associated with uveal melanoma in a patient with a metastatic choroidal tumor may lead to misdiagnosis.

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