Vision impairment at diagnosis of cancer - choroidal metastasis

Jegerlehner, Sabrina; Rothenbühler, Simon Paul; Pabst, Thomas (2014). Vision impairment at diagnosis of cancer - choroidal metastasis. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 103(11), pp. 641-647. Huber 10.1024/1661-8157/a001671

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Choroidal metastasis represents the most common type of intraocular malignancy and preferably involves the posterior uveal tract. Breast and lung cancer - known or so far undiagnosed - are most frequently identified as the underlying tumor disease. The majority of patients diagnosed with uveal metastasis have additional metastatic manifestations elsewhere, so re-staging before treatment is recommended. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach is obvious. Early diagnosis and timely initiation of treatment are mandatory in case of vision-threatening situations. External beam radiation remains the therapy of choice. Overall survival of patients with uveal metastasis is limited, averaging six to twelve months. The other eye is frequently enough affected as well, justifying regular ophthalmologic follow-up during the further course of the disease.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Med. Onkologie / Hämatologie (Erw.)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Med. Onkologie / Hämatologie (Erw.)

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Medical Oncology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ophthalmology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Jegerlehner, Sabrina; Rothenbühler, Simon Paul and Pabst, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Marianne Zahn

Date Deposited:

10 Feb 2015 16:44

Last Modified:

09 Sep 2017 18:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157/a001671

PubMed ID:

24846889

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Aderhaut, Augentumor, Metastase, choroidal intraocular tumor, intraokulär, metastasis, métastase, métastases, choroïdiennes tumeur intraoculaire

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62872

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62872

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