Metastatic ciliary body carcinoid tumor.


A 50-year-old man with a history of systemic carcinoid had decreased right eye vision and a darkly pigmented cilio-choroidal mass. Results of ultrasonographic and fluorescein angiographic examinations were consistent with a malignant melanoma. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the lesion identified it as a carcinoid metastasis. The patient refused both radiation and enucleation; complete excision with a cyclochoroidectomy was performed. Histopathologic examination showed a carcinoid neoplasm covered by marked hyperplasia of the retinal pigment epithelium that produced the pigmented appearance of the lesion.

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@article{Bardenstein1990MetastaticCB, title={Metastatic ciliary body carcinoid tumor.}, author={David S. Bardenstein and Devron H. Char and Christopher C. Jones and Joseph Crawford and Ted R Miller and F T Riekhof}, journal={Archives of ophthalmology}, year={1990}, volume={108 11}, pages={1590-4} }