Ocular paraneoplastic diseases

Robert Jack Courtney, Rishi P. Singh, Mary Beth Aronow, Arun D. Singh

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Paraneoplastic disorders are defined as syndromes in which the affected end organ is not a direct consequence of the mass or of distant metastasis. Instead, autoimmune response to the primary tumor causes end organ disorder and dysfunction. The temporal relationship of paraneoplastic illnesses can occur before, at the time of diagnosis, or after the identification of the primary malignancy, and in rare cases the primary malignancy may never be discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Ophthalmic Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationRetinal Tumors
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783642394898
ISBN (Print)9783642394881
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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