Shorter time to diagnosis and improved stage at presentation in Swiss patients with retinoblastoma treated from 1963 to 2004.

@article{Wallach2006ShorterTT,
  title={Shorter time to diagnosis and improved stage at presentation in Swiss patients with retinoblastoma treated from 1963 to 2004.},
  author={Marjorie Wallach and Aubin Balmer and Francis L. Munier and Susan F Houghton and Sandro Pampallona and Nicolas-Xavier von der Weid and Maya Beck-Popovic},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={e1493-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Retinoblastoma is the most frequent intraocular malignancy in children. Early diagnosis is essential for globe salvage and patient survival. The aim of our study was to determine how time to diagnosis of retinoblastoma has evolved over a 40-year period in Switzerland. METHOD AND PATIENTS A retrospective study of 139 Swiss patients with retinoblastoma was performed comparing 3 periods: (1) 1963-1983; (2) 1984-1993; and (3) 1994-2004. Factors taken into account were gender… CONTINUE READING