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Cervical carcinoma leading to orbital apex syndrome and blindness


Orbit is an unusual and rare site for metastases from cancer. The most frequent site of a primary malignancy to metastasise to the orbit is the breast, followed by the lung. The malignant mixed mullerian tumour is a rare uterine and cervical carcinoma and accounts for <5% of uterine cancers. It is the primary tumour of the uterus, and de novo involvement of the cervix itself is extremely rare. We report the first case of cervical carcinoma with mixed mullerian aetiology to be associated with orbital metastasis and eventually leading to blindness and death

  • malignant disease and immunosuppression
  • cervical screening
  • visual pathway
  • pupil
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