Ocular Melanoma Presenting as Masquerade Syndrome
KeywordsOcular melanoma, intraocular haemorrhage, endogenous endophthalmitis, masquerade syndrome, metastasis
A masquerade syndrome is an ophthalmological entity where a neoplasm mimics an inflammatory condition. Ocular melanoma (chiefly uveal) may present with symptoms suggestive of intraocular inflammation such as endogenous endophthalmitis. Ocular melanoma is most commonly found in middle-aged and older caucasian patients. One-third of all uveal melanoma cases present asymptomatically. Early diagnosis facilitates treatment before ocular melanoma reaches metastatic stage IV. Current therapy options for stage IV patients are palliative care and clinical trial participation.eed for clinicians to be aware of rare metastases at the time of diagnosis.
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