Tumours of the Eye and Orbit

  • J. L. Hungerford
  • P. N. Plowman
  • J. E. Kingston
Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (1360)


Malignant neoplasms of the eye are uncommon in childhood, and almost all are primary tumours. Most childhood intraocular tumours arise in the retina, and retinoblastoma is by far the most frequently encountered primary malignant neoplasm. By contrast, adult tumours arise mainly in the uveal tract, with malignant melanoma being the commonest primary malignancy. In Asia and Africa, where ocular melanoma is infrequent in all age groups, retinoblastoma assumes the position of the most important life-threatening neoplasm of the eye.


Retinal Detachment External Beam Radiotherapy Epidermoid Cyst Venous Malformation Uveal Tract 
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  • J. L. Hungerford
  • P. N. Plowman
  • J. E. Kingston

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