Ocular Adnexal Lymphoma: Assessment of a Tumor-Node-Metastasis Staging System – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To assess distribution, correlations, and prognostic effect of tumor (T), node (N), and metastasis (M) staging on relapse and survival.Design: Retrospective clinical review.Participants: Sixty-three patients diagnosed with primary ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) between January 1986 and November 2011.Methods: Complete ocular examination and systemic evaluation were performed. Patients were staged according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) seventh edition tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) clinical staging system for OAL and followed every 6 to 12 months (median follow-up, 27.9 months).Main Outcome Measures: Relapse defined as lymphoma recurrence in the initial site of presentation, the contralateral ocular adnexal structures, or other systemic site (Read more...)

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