Purtscher-like retinopathy associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Homayoun Tabandeh, Philip J. Rosenfeld, George Alexandrakis, Jan P. Kronish, Nauman A. Chaudhry

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate a case of Purtscher-like retinopathy that occurred in association with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHOD: Case report. RESULTS: A 63-year-old woman presented with multiple gray patches in the central vision of both eyes. Visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Funduscopy showed large peripapillary yellow-white patches within the superficial retina and small superficial retinal hemorrhages in both eyes. The patient subsequently had abdominal pain. Computed tomography of the abdomen demonstrated a large pancreatic mass with extension into the liver. Histologic examination of a percutaneous needle biopsy specimen showed mucinous pancreatic adenocarcinoma. CONCLUSION: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma should be added to the list of systemic diseases that can be associated with Purtscher-like retinopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)650-652
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume128
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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