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Paraneoplastic optic neuropathy associated with Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  1. Nishanthan Srikantha (drnsrikantha{at}hotmail.co.uk),
  2. Srini Goverdhan (svgoverdhan{at}sky.com),
  3. Tony Evans (anthony.evans{at}porthosp.nhs.uk)
  1. Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY, United Kingdom
  2. Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY, United Kingdom
  3. Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY, United Kingdom

    Abstract

    Optic neuropathy is a visually disabling condition and has both primary and secondary etiology. In the later group, paraneoplastic lesions are a rare but important sub-group with many documented cases in literature. Almost all of these associations have been with small cell carcinoma of the lung1-4. We report a previously unreported case of bilateral optic neuropathy which was found to be secondary to a Papillary renal cell carcinoma.

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