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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Retinal Tumors|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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