Acquired divergent strabismus: presumed metastatic gastric carcinoma to the medial rectus muscle

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. Jan-Feb 1989;26(1):50-1.


A patient with rapidly progressive metastatic gastric carcinoma developed diplopia and diminished adduction of the right eye. The right medial rectus muscle belly was enlarged, as shown by computed tomography. This case is unusual, because gastric carcinoma comprises only 1% of orbital metastases and less than 5% of all orbital metastases localize to extraocular muscle.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma / secondary*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscular Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Oculomotor Muscles* / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Radiography
  • Stomach Neoplasms*
  • Strabismus / etiology*