2006
DOI: 10.1590/s1807-59322006000400015
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Abstract: Compared to other organs, the eyes are relatively infrequent sites of metastasis. In a landmark case series, Ferry and Font described 227 cases of carcinoma metastatic to the eyes.1,2 Among these cases, only 28 (12%) were orbital metastases, most frequently from tumors of the breast, lung, and genitourinary tract; in this series, the diagnosis of orbital metastasis preceded the diagnosis of the primary tumor in 61% of cases.2 Metastases represent from 1% to 13% of orbital tumors, the rest being accounted for …

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