BILATERAL UVEAL METASTASES SECONDARY TO PROSTATE ADENOCARCINOMA

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report a patient with bilateral uveal metastases secondary to previously quiescent prostate adenocarcinoma with a 22-month follow-up.

Methods:

Retrospective chart review was performed for this patient.

Results:

Androgen deprivation therapy and external beam radiation therapy were shown to manage ocular symptoms in a sixty-nine-year-old man previously diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the prostate.

Conclusion:

Uveal metastases can be the first site of systemic metastasis even long after initial diagnosis and treatment of prostate adenocarcinoma; the 17 years between this patient's treatment for adenocarcinoma and commencement of his ocular symptoms is the longest interval reported. Hormonal therapy, in conjunction with radiation therapy, can successfully reduce tumor burden in these patients and improve visual symptoms over time.

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