Comparison of clinical outcomes for patients with large choroidal melanoma after primary treatment with enucleation or proton beam radiotherapy.

@article{Mosci2012ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of clinical outcomes for patients with large choroidal melanoma after primary treatment with enucleation or proton beam radiotherapy.},
  author={Carlo Mosci and Francesco Lanza and Annalisa Barla and Sofia Mosci and Jo{\"e}l H{\'e}rault and Luca Anselmi and Mauro Truini},
  journal={Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde},
  year={2012},
  volume={227 4},
  pages={190-6}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate survival and clinical outcome for patients with a large uveal melanoma treated by either enucleation or proton beam radiotherapy (PBRT). PROCEDURES This retrospective non-randomized study evaluated 132 consecutive patients with T3 and T4 choroidal melanoma classified according to TNM stage grouping. RESULTS Cumulative all-cause mortality, melanoma-related mortality and metastasis-free survival were not statistically different between the two groups (log-rank test, p = 0… CONTINUE READING

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