Intraocular involvement of a nasal natural killer T-cell lymphoma: a case report.

Published on Jan 14, 2012in Korean Journal of Ophthalmology
· DOI :10.3341/KJO.2012.26.1.54
Jae Ho Yoo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Kosin University),
Soo Young Kim7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Kosin University)
+ 2 AuthorsSang Joon Lee11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Kosin University)
Herein, we report a case of nasal natural killer T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) with intraocular involvement. A 57-year-old woman was referred due to a three-day history of photophobia and diplopia in the left eye. One-month previously, she was diagnosed with nasal NKTL of the right nasal cavity. Ophthalmic examination revealed conjunctival injection and ptosis. The left pupil was fully dilated and non-reactive to light. Ocular motion was restricted on left-upper gaze. Five days later, anterior uveitis developed and persisted despite topical steroid treatment. An orbital magnetic resonance imaging was without specific findings, however, ophthalmoplegia, vitreous opacity, and an iris mass were observed. A diagnostic anterior chamber aspiration was performed. Aqueous humor aspiration revealed 35% morphologically atypical lymphocytes. After an intravitreal triamcinolone injection, radiotherapy and chemotherapy were administered; this resolved the uveitis and iris mass. When refractory uveitis or orbital pseudotumor occurs in patients with nasal NKTL, ocular and orbital involvement of the NKTL should be considered.
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