Saskia M. Imhof

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BACKGROUND Survivors of hereditary retinoblastoma have an elevated risk of developing second malignancies, but data on the risk in middle-aged retinoblastoma survivors (ie, those with more than 40 years of follow-up) are scarce. METHODS Data from the Dutch retinoblastoma registry were used to analyze risks of second malignancies in 668 retinoblastoma(More)
Every year, 3000 women in the Netherlands are treated with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), and results from studies suggest that the offspring of these women do not have a heightened risk of cancer. Between November, 2000, and February, 2002, we diagnosed retinoblastoma in five patients born after IVF. To calculate the relative risk of the disease, we assumed(More)
PURPOSE To assess diagnostic accuracy of preoperatively performed magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for detection of tumor extent in a large patient population with histopathologically proved retinoblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Local ethics committee approval and informed consent were not required for retrospective review of patients' images and records.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Retinoblastoma may exhibit variable hyperintensities on DWI, resulting in different values in the ADC maps, depending on their histology and cellularity. However, EP-based DWI has susceptibility artifacts and image distortions, which make DWI of the orbit a challenging technique. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although pineoblastoma is the main brain abnormality associated with hereditary retinoblastoma, recent studies suggest an association with pineal cysts. This association is important because some pineoblastomas mimic pineal cysts. If there is a relationship, then radiologists should be aware of it because diagnostic confusion is(More)
BACKGROUND Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular malignancy in childhood and is responsible for approximately 1% of all deaths caused by childhood cancer. AIMS/METHODS Comparative genomic hybridisation was performed on 13 consecutive, histologically confirmed retinoblastomas to analyse patterns of chromosomal changes and correlate these to(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the (time trends in) incidence and survival of hereditary (familial and sporadic) and non-hereditary retinoblastoma for male and female patients born in the Netherlands between 1862 and 1995. METHOD The national retinoblastoma register was updated and now consists of 955 patients. The missing dates of death were(More)
Retinoblastoma patients have a strongly increased risk of second malignancies, and survivors with a third or subsequent malignancy are increasingly observed. However, it has not been examined whether survivors who developed a second malignancy have a greater risk of a subsequent malignancy. On the basis of the Dutch retinoblastoma registry, the risk of a(More)
This study examined long-term cause-specific mortality among 998 Dutch retinoblastoma survivors, diagnosed from 1862 to 2005, according to follow-up time, treatment and heredity. After a median follow-up of 30.8 years, only cause-specific mortality for second malignancies among hereditary retinoblastoma survivors was statistically significantly increased(More)
We report a 6-month-old boy who presented with unilateral leukocoria, retinal detachment, and a retrolental mass in a microphthalmic eye based on retinal dysplasia with concurrent optic nerve aplasia. Dysplastic retinal tissue, a rare congenital defect, may create a clinical and radiologic picture of an intraocular mass closely resembling tumor tissue. MR(More)