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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-39

Adenocarcinoma of the lung presenting as retinal detachment

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Radiotherapy, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1118-8561.129153

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Retinal detachment is a rare presentation of lung cancer. A young female presented with blurring of vision in her right eye for the last 10 days without any history of trauma. On indirect ophthalmoscopy, there was a presence of right sided retinal detachment which was treated with oral prednisolone (60 mg/day). After 1 month of continuous treatment, she came back with dry cough left sided chest pain and deterioration of her eye symptoms. Chest X-ray showed left lung mass. Computed tomography guided fine needle aspiration cytology and with immunohistochemistry confirmed adenocarcinoma of the lung. She was treated with 6 cycles of chemotherapy with paclitaxel and gemcitabine.

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