Ocular paraneoplastic diseases

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

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Abstract

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
Pages133-152
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783642394898
ISBN (Print)9783642394881
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Courtney, R. J., Singh, R. P., Aronow, M. B., & Singh, A. D. (2014). Ocular paraneoplastic diseases. In Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology: Retinal Tumors (pp. 133-152). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39489-8_10