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Retinal astrocytomas: long-term follow-up.

Authors
  • Töteberg-Harms, M
  • Sturm, V
  • Sel, S
  • Sasse, A
  • Landau, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
228
Issue
4
Pages
337–339
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1273228
PMID: 21484642
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Even after long-term follow-up the natural course of retinal astrocytic hamartomas seems to be favourable, with visual loss and significant growth being unlikely to occur. A thorough ophthalmological and general evaluation, in order to rule out an underlying systemic disease and to document the ocular status, are needed initially. Thereafter eye examinations can be scheduled in long intervals.

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