Metastatic endometrial carcinoma resulting in orbital apex compression Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Endometrial Neoplasms
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Optic Nerve Diseases
  • Orbital Neoplasms
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases

abstract

  • A 63-year-old woman presented subacutely with signs of orbital apex and cavernous sinus disease in the setting of widespread, untreated metastatic carcinoma of the uterus. MRI revealed a destructive lesion of the left sphenoid wing with compression of the orbital apex and with possible extension in the cavernous sinus. The underlying diagnosis was confirmed with repeat endometrial biopsy, revealing well-differentiated endometrial adenocarcinoma. Given the supporting clinical evidence for metastatic disease and the radiologic characteristics of the lesion, the decision was made to not perform a confirming orbital biopsy.

publication date

  • May 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3180577d46

PubMed ID

  • 17519676

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 250

end page

  • 1

volume

  • 23

number

  • 3