Uveal Metastases From Breast Carcinoma in Three Male Patients

Lam, Andrew; Shields, Carol L.; Shields, Jerry A.
July 2006
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p320
Academic Journal
The authors present a case series of three male patients with uveal metastases originating from breast carcinoma. The mean age at discovery of uveal metastases and the mean interval from diagnosis of primary breast carcinoma were 49.7 and 2.3 years, respectively. The analogous data in women are 56 and 5.4 years, respectively. In this series, all three patients were affected bilaterally and four of six eyes (67%) had multifocal tumors. In women, metastases are bilateral in 38% and multifocal in 48%. Compared with women, metastases in men may occur sooner and with a higher incidence of bilateral and multifocal tumors.


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