EJMCR. 2019; 3(1): 16-18

Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation

Authors: Andreas Eleftheriou.

ABSTRACT

Background: Headache is one of the most common somatic symptoms in patients who search emergency department (ER). Diagnosing and treating the most common headache disorders are not so difficult. Thus, recognizing some types of headaches, either primary or secondary, can be challenging. Case Presentation: We present an interesting and challenging case of a patient who referred to the ER because of a benign headache and proved to suffer from a metastatic tumor of the retina due to lung carcinoid. Conclusion: Unusual headache syndromes do not appear to be as rare in clinical practice as has been generally believed. To our knowledge, this is the first time to report a metastatic carcinoid of retina presenting with isolated headache and redness of sclera as a primary symptom. Appropriate identification of secondary cause of a headache is the key to successful treatment.

Keywords:
Headache; retinal metastasis; pain; eye; case report


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Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation


Authors
Andreas Eleftheriou
Department of Neurology and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
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Correspondence to:
. Andreas Eleftheriou, Department of Neurology and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; andelef2002@yahoo.gr

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 28 Sep 2018
Revised 06 Nov 2018
Accepted 03 Dec 2018
Published in print 31 Jan 2019

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Andreas Eleftheriou. Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation. EJMCR. (2019), [cited June 24, 2019]; 3(1): 16-18. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1537828991


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Andreas Eleftheriou (2019) Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation. EJMCR, 3 (1), 16-18. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1537828991


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Andreas Eleftheriou. 2019. Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 3 (1), 16-18. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1537828991


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Andreas Eleftheriou. "Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 3 (2019), 16-18. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1537828991


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Andreas Eleftheriou. "Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 3.1 (2019), 16-18. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1537828991


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Andreas Eleftheriou (2019) Retinal metastasis of carcinoid presenting with headache- A case representation. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 3 (1), 16-18. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1537828991


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