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[Orbital invasion and recurrence of retinoblastoma].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Klinika oczna
Publication Date
Volume
93
Issue
1
Pages
19–20
Identifiers
PMID: 2046280
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors present a clinical material comprising 94 children (55 boys and 39 girls) with unilateral (28) or bilateral (66) retinoblastoma. The period of observation amounted 5 to 15 years. In 84 children they found advanced changes responding to the fifth grade of the Reese-Ellsworth classification. In 14 cases the tumor expanded behind the eye ball or there was its recurrence. From this group 11 children (78.6%) died. The treatment consisted on application of plates with 60Co, xenon photocoagulation, enucleation, exenteration of the orbit, secondary irradiation of the orbit. The risk factors of the incidence of the orbital changes are discussed.

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