Treatment of uveal melanoma by accelerated proton beam.

@article{Desjardins2012TreatmentOU,
  title={Treatment of uveal melanoma by accelerated proton beam.},
  author={Laurence Desjardins and Livia Lumbroso-le Rouic and Christine L{\'e}vy-Gabriel and Nathalie Cassoux and R{\'e}mi Dendale and Alexandro Mazal and Sabine Delacroix and Xavier Sastre and Corine Plancher and Bernard Asselain},
  journal={Developments in ophthalmology},
  year={2012},
  volume={49},
  pages={41-57}
}
Proton beam irradiation of uveal melanoma has great advantages compared to brachytherapy because of the homogenous dose delivered to the tumor and the possibility of sparing normal tissue close to the tumor. We describe the technique of proton beam therapy including the surgical technique of clip positioning, the radiotherapy delivery technique and the dose administered (60 Gy cobalt relative biological effectiveness in 4 fractions). Indications of proton beam are given and the follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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