Lung Cancer and Eye Metastases

Med Hypothesis Discov Innov Ophthalmol. Summer 2014;3(2):40-4.


It has been observed that lung cancer either non-small cell or small cell is responsible for eye metastases. This form of metastases in several cases was the first manifestation of the disease and further investigation led to the diagnosis of the underlying malignancy. Both types of lung cancer are equally responsible for this demonstration. Furthermore; both chemotherapy and tyrosine kinase inhibitors have shown equal positive results in treating the exophalmos manifestation. Up to date information will be presented in our current work.

Keywords: Exophalmos; Metastases; NSCLC; SCLC.

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  • Review