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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 381-382

Bilateral multiple extraocular muscle metastasis from breast carcinoma


1 Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Oculoplasty, Ocular Oncology, and Orbit, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, L. V. Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 073, India
2 Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, L. V. Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 073, India
3 Department of Oculoplasty, Ocular Oncology, and Orbit, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, L. V. Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 073, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh Murthy
L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, L. V. Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.83616

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We report a rare presentation of an initially misdiagnosed case of a pseudotumor, which on histopathology was diagnosed as bilateral breast metastases of lobular carcinoma involving multiple extraocular muscles. A 61-year-old lady presented with external ophthalmoplegia and diplopia. Incisional biopsy was performed using a lid crease approach and the patient received radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. Following prolonged hormonal therapy, complete remission was achieved, with improvement in ocular motility and resolution of diplopia, about 18 months after the initial presentation. Multiple extraocular muscle involvement by breast carcinoma metastasis is very rare and should be considered in the differential diagnosis, especially in patients with a prior history of breast carcinoma.


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