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Management of medulloepithelioma of the ciliary body with brachytherapy.
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PMID:  12036686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a case of an adult with a ciliary body mass diagnosed as a medulloepithelioma by fine-needle aspiration, confirmed by tissue biopsy, and successfully treated with brachytherapy. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 23-year-old white woman presented with a large mass originating in the ciliary body of the left eye. The mass, which measured 6 x 5 x 7.6 mm, was at the upper limits for resection. Treatment with iodine-125 brachytherapy (4,648 cGy) was employed to debulk the mass before eyewall resection. RESULTS: The elevation of the mass by ultrasonography 5 months after brachytherapy was 3.9 mm with no evidence of growth during the 18-month follow-up period. CONCLUSION: We report a case in which a ciliary body medulloepithelioma treated with brachytherapy had a favorable response through 18 months of follow-up after treatment. This is a single case report, and longer follow-up is necessary before treatment efficacy can be fully evaluated.
Frederick H Davidorf; Elson Craig; Lee Birnbaum; Paul Wakely
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-30     Completed Date:  2002-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  841-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Ciliary Body / pathology,  radiation effects*,  ultrasonography
Follow-Up Studies
Iodine Radioisotopes / therapeutic use*
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive / pathology,  radiotherapy*,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome
Uveal Neoplasms / pathology,  radiotherapy*,  ultrasonography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iodine Radioisotopes

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