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Retinoblastoma in Victoria.
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PMID:  600138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports all cases of retinoblastoma occurring in Victoria over a 20-year period between 1956 and 1976. It suggests that the natural history of treated retinoblastoma in an Australian community, is characterized by low mortality (8.3%), but significant morbidity. The most common problem in management of unilateral cases was one of diagnosis in contrast to bilateral cases, in which the problem was one of maintaining useful vision whilst at the same time eradicating a life-threatening tumour. Suggestions are made as to how management of retinoblastoma may be further improved, and the need for an active national register is discussed.
J O'Day; F A Billson; C S Hoyt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-10     Completed Date:  1978-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Eye Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Retinoblastoma* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy

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