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Metastatic breast carcinoma presenting as a conjunctival lesion

Authors

  • Simon E Skalicky MBBS,

    1. Ocular Oncology Unit, Save Sight Institute, Sydney Eye Hospital, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
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  • Lawrence W Hirst FRANZCO,

    1. Queensland Eye Institute, South Brisbane, and
    2. University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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  • R Max Conway PhD FRANZCO

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    1. Ocular Oncology Unit, Save Sight Institute, Sydney Eye Hospital, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
      Dr R Max Conway, Ocular Oncology Unit, c/- Save Sight Institute, GPO Box 4337, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia. Email: rmaxconway@hotmail.com
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Dr R Max Conway, Ocular Oncology Unit, c/- Save Sight Institute, GPO Box 4337, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia. Email: rmaxconway@hotmail.com

Abstract

Metastatic carcinoma to the conjunctiva is a rare tumour that reflects advanced disease with a poor prognosis. A case of conjunctival metastatic breast carcinoma is described which developed 9 months after the primary cancer was removed, and led to the detection of diffuse systemic malignancy. The tumour responded to intravenous chemotherapy.

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