Statistical analysis of follow-up data concerning uveal melanomas, and the influence of enucleation.

Reappraisal of follow-up data obtained on patients whose uveal melanomas were treated by enucleation before 1955 has led to the conclusion that the operation may have had an adverse effect, accelerating dissemination and a lethal outcome, especially among patients whose tumors were large and/or contained epitheloid cells. The temporal relationship of tumor… (More)