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Most previous reports on survival following enucleation for uveal malignant melanoma do not contain cumulative survival rates, do not use a multivariate approach and are liable to a considerable loss to follow-up. In this study, the long-term survival and tumour-related mortality were studied in 340 patients. Archival specimens containing posterior uveal(More)
The Swedish experience of ruthenium 106 plaque radiotherapy for posterior uveal melanoma includes 266 patients treated between 1979 and 1995. The median dose delivered at the tumour apex was 100 Gy and the median follow-up after radiotherapy was 3.6 years (range = 0.5 to 12.5 years) with no patient being lost to follow-up. Visual acuity deteriorated(More)
Enucleation following ruthenium plaque radiotherapy for posterior uveal melanoma indicates failure of treatment. This study focused on the histopathological findings and remaining tumour cell growth fraction in 42 of 46 patients with failed ruthenium plaque treatment (of 266 patients treated) for melanoma of the choroid or ciliary body. The cause for(More)
Retinoblastoma is one of several human tumors to which predisposition can be inherited. Molecular genetic analysis of several nonheritable cases has led to the hypothesis that this tumor develops after the occurrence of specific mitotic events involving human chromosome 13. These events reveal initial predisposing recessive mutations. Evidence is presented(More)
injection of local anaesthetic and a short period of observation before the injection of retro-bulbar alcohol is highly recommended. 1 Ahn JC, Stanley JA. Subarachnoid injection as a complication of retrobulbar anesthesia. 5 Maumenee AE. Retrobulbar alcohol injections. Relief of ocular pain in eyes with and without vision. Recurrent retinoblastoma in the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate psychological reactions and quality of life among patients with posterior uveal melanoma. METHODS Consecutive patients with uveal malignant melanoma (99/106), referred to St Erik's Eye Hospital 1995-1996, treated with rutheniuim plaque radiotherapy (n = 50) or enucleation (n = 49), were included in this non-randomised prospective(More)
AIMS The research objective was to develop a questionnaire module to be used, in addition to the European Organisation into Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30, for measurement of quality of life (QL) among patients with uveal melanoma treated with methods such as transpupillary thermotherapy, plaque radiotherapy, proton beam radiotherapy,(More)
Retinoblastoma is a childhood cancer, predisposition to which is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. We used restriction-fragment-length and isozymic alleles of loci on chromosome 13 in five families predisposed to retinoblastoma, to provide identification before illness of persons likely to have tumors. The likelihood of disease was predicted in two(More)