Choroidal melanoma. Enucleation or observation? A new approach.

@article{Manschot1980ChoroidalME,
  title={Choroidal melanoma. Enucleation or observation? A new approach.},
  author={Willem A. Manschot and H A van Peperzeel},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1980},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={71-7}
}
Application of the knowledge of growth rate of malignant neoplasms on choroidal melanomas shows that (1) fatalities within two years after enucleation only exceptionally can be due to dissemination of tumor cells during enucleation because the growth rate of uveal melanomas generally is far too low; (2) the apparent relationship between enucleation and death by metastasis actually is a relationship in time between diagnosis of the primary tumor and death by metastasis; (3) simultaneous… CONTINUE READING

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