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Treatment of Intraocular Retinoblastoma

  • M. W. Wilson
Chapter
Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Abstract

The extent of intraocular involvement, visual potential of the eye, tumor size, and status of the fellow eye are the principal considerations in devising a treatment strategy for patients with intraocular retinoblastoma. Preservation of life, the eye, and vision are what we hope to achieve. The potential risk of any treatment must be weighed against the possible benefit. The more advanced the disease, the greater the risk to the patient if there is to be any preservation of vision.

Keywords

Retinal Pigment Epithelium External Beam Radiotherapy Vitreous Cavity Focal Therapy Bilateral Retinoblastoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyThe Hamilton Eye Institute University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery and PathologySt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital MemphisMemphisUSA

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