© 2003

Radiotherapy of Intraocular and Orbital Tumors

  • Robert H. Sagerman
  • Winfried E. Alberti

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. J. A. Shields, C. L. Shields, L. W. Brady, B. Micaily
    Pages 1-5
  3. J. A. Shields, C. L. Shields, L. W. Brady, B. Micaily
    Pages 17-22
  4. J. E. Freire, L. W. Brady, Z. Petrovich, A. Youssef, J. A. Shields, C. L. Shields
    Pages 33-44
  5. J. E. Munzenrider
    Pages 57-66
  6. E. Egger, L. Zografos, G. Goitein
    Pages 67-80
  7. S. B. Rudoler, C. L. Shields, J. A. Shields
    Pages 87-93
  8. Winfried E. Alberti, Robert H. Sagerman
    Pages 95-118
  9. J. A. Oosterhuis, J. E. E. Keunen, H. G. Journée-De Korver
    Pages 119-127
  10. R. H. Sagerman
    Pages 129-136
  11. R. H. Sagerman, G. P. Hatoum, S. S. Hahn
    Pages 137-144
  12. S. S. Donaldson, I. R. McDougall
    Pages 145-152
  13. J. A. Bogart, R. H. Sagerman, C. T. Chung
    Pages 153-161
  14. P. K. Lommatzsch, C. Werschnik
    Pages 173-184
  15. R. H. Sagerman, M. Isaac
    Pages 185-191

About this book


This second edition of Radiotherapy of Intraocular and Orbital Tumors provides up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the eye and orbit. Important chapters from the first edition have been revised, for example providing the most recent data with respect to retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and melanoma. In addition, there are a number of chapters by new contributors, so that this edition has a more broadly based, international character. The presenting signs and symptoms of the various tumors are outlined, and the indications for ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging studies analyzed. Treatment techniques, together with their results in respect of survival and local tumor control, are described in detail; special attention is paid to multimodality therapy. Particle beam irradiation and plaque therapy are reviewed, and chemotherapy and heat treatment are also discussed. Potential complications of radiotherapy are described, and relevant information is provided on the conservative and surgical management of radiation effects. The emphasis of the book is on the need for a holistic approach to the patient that recognizes the wider role of irradiation of the eye now that more careful treatment planning is possible. This revised edition will be a valuable asset to all ophthalmologists, radiation oncologists, pediatricians, endocrinologists, oncologists, and residents in training, as well as to students in these disciplines.


Augenhöhlentumoren Augentumor Ocular cancer Strahlentherapie ocular melanoma ocular tumors okulare Tumoren ophthalmic oncology ophthalmologische Augentumoren orbital cancer orbital tumors radiotherapy retinoblastoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert H. Sagerman
    • 1
  • Winfried E. Alberti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyState University of New York Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiotherapy and RadiooncologyUniversity Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiotherapy of Intraocular and Orbital Tumors
  • Editors R.H. Sagerman
    W.E. Alberti
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67373-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63147-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-55910-5
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews of the second edition:

"Ocular and orbital tumours remain a large challenge to ophthalmic and clinical oncologists, having unique features in their management, which contrast with tumours in other sites. This second edition of Sagerman and Alberti’s book is welcome. … All in all this book is essential for the libraries of departments treating ocular or orbital tumours and I recommend it … . this is a high quality reference tome with excellent illustrations and well-referenced." (Dr. P N Plowman, Eye News, Vol. 11 (1), 2004)

"Sagerman and Alberti present the second edition on radiotherapy of intraocular and orbital tumors. … the book is especially dedicated to the medical community involved in the treatment of ocular tumors, with a special focus on radiotherapy. … the editors have succeeded in providing significantly improved information and updates in the treatment modalities of the therapy." (T.J. Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 13 (6), 2003)

"This book aims to provide a comprehensive reference text, addressing all aspects of the treatment of orbital and intraocular tumours by radiation therapy with reviews provided by a panel of American and European experts. The nearly 300 pages of text are complemented by 286 separate easily interpreted illustrations and 49 tables. Chapters are well laid out and organised in a clear and logical manner. … Overall, this is an easily accessible and comprehensive reference textbook … ." (Dr. Joe O’Sullivan, RAD Magazine, April, 2003)