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Radiation treatment of retinoblastoma: experience in the past two decades.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7869017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This series of 193 patients represents the results in management of retinoblastoma. In cases treated 15 years ago when definitive radiotherapy and fat soluble chemotherapy were not utilized, the results of the treatment were very disappointing. The outcome was more promising after October 1985. Even if all the patients were in the advanced stages, we had a promising outcome, so effective modality of treatment is the most important prognostic factor. The other factors that influence the prognosis include the time for initial treatment, the time for starting the postoperative radiation and the efficiency of the radiation treatment. The follow-up period of 2 years after treatment is adequate to predict the outcome.
L Pochanugool; P Hathirat; S Kunavisarut; V Pairachvet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-29     Completed Date:  1995-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Eye Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Retinoblastoma / radiotherapy*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Failure
Treatment Outcome

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