Five-year follow-up of helium ion therapy for uveal melanoma.

  title={Five-year follow-up of helium ion therapy for uveal melanoma.},
  author={Devron H. Char and Joseph R Castro and Stewart M Kroll and Alexander R. Irvine and J M Quivey and Roger D. Stone},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  volume={108 2},
One hundred sixty-four patients with uveal melanoma were treated with helium ion irradiation prior to May 1984, and the data were analyzed in June 1989. Most uveal melanomas were large, with a mean tumor thickness of 6.5 mm; approximately 60% of the patients had tumors that extended anterior to the equator. A complete follow-up was obtained for all patients. One hundred twelve patients were alive at the time of this report; 18% of the patients developed clinical and laboratory evidence of… CONTINUE READING


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