Loss of Vision: An Unusual Manifestation of Prostate Carcinoma

Loss of Vision: An Unusual Manifestation of Prostate Carcinoma
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Title:Loss of Vision: An Unusual Manifestation of Prostate Carcinoma
Author/Abstract:
Aldrin Joseph R. Gamboa, MD and Rico Y. Sampang, MD

Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Santo Tomas Hospital

This is a case of a 69-year old male who presented with gradual loss of vision and protrusion of theright eye because of metastatic prostate carcinoma. Radiologic studies (CT scan and bone scan),PSA and prostate biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. Symptoms were abated after bilateralorchiectomy. Although considered to be unusual, orbital metastasis with its consequent eyeinvolvement can be the presenting symptom of an elderly male with prostate cancer. 

Key words: loss of vision, prostate cancer, orchiectomy
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