© 1993

Radiotherapy of Intraocular and Orbital Tumors

  • Winfried E. Alberti
  • Robert H. Sagerman

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Choroidal Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jerry A. Shields, Carol L. Shields, Luther W. Brady, J. Carlos Hernandez
      Pages 3-8
    3. Carol L. Shields, Jerry A. Shields
      Pages 9-18
    4. Jerry A. Shields, Carol L. Shields, Luther W. Brady, J. Carlos Hernandez
      Pages 19-21
    5. Zbigniew Petrovich, Melvin Astrahan, Gary Luxton, Jerry A. Shields, Carol L. Shields, Luther W. Brady
      Pages 31-44
    6. John E. Munzenrider, Joseph R. Castro
      Pages 45-55
    7. Emanuel Egger, Charles Perret, Leonidas Zografos, Claude Gailloud
      Pages 57-72
    8. Beryl McCormick, Louis B. Harrison
      Pages 93-97
  3. Retinal Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Winfried E. Alberti, Robert H. Sagerman
      Pages 101-122
    3. Friedrich Vogel
      Pages 123-130
    4. Elmar P. Messmer
      Pages 131-140
    5. J. Carlos Hernandez, Luther W. Brady, Beatriz E. Amendola, Jerry A. Shields, Carol L. Shields
      Pages 147-151
    6. Jan Schipper, Jan J. W. Lagendijk, Karel E. W. P. Tan
      Pages 153-168

About this book


Radiotherapy of Intraocular and Orbital Tumors presents a new approach to the role of radiation therapy in the management of ophthalmic cancer. The indications for ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging studies are analyzed, and treatment techniques, together with their results, are described for each tumor. Particle beam and plaque irradiation are reviewed, and conservative and surgical management of radiation effects are detailed. In the past, most books on this subject included a chapter on radiotherapy but emphasized the dangers of radiation complications. However, great progress in understanding the effects of irradiation upon the tissues of the eye and orbit, new therapeutic equipment, and new imaging techniques (CT, MRI) allow for careful treatment planning. This book has taken the long overdue step of reconsidering the role of irradiation of the eye so that it may take its place as a respected, rather than feared, treatment in the combined modality approach so important today. Together with experts in relevant fields, the editors have produced a refreshingly clear and thoroughly referenced volume which 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

  • Winfried E. Alberti
    • 1
  • Robert H. Sagerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für Strahlentherapie und NuklearmedizinAlfried Krupp KrankenhausEssen 1Germany
  2. 2.Radiation Oncology Division, Health Science CenterState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiotherapy of Intraocular and Orbital Tumors
  • Editors Winfried E. Alberti
    Robert H. Sagerman
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17686-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-97013-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-97011-5
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 424
  • Number of Illustrations 307 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Radiotherapy
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


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)