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Surgical Endoresection with Adjuvant Ruthenium 106-plaque Radiotherapy for Large Choroidal Melanoma

ABSTRACT Purpose: To report the outcomes of surgical endoresection with adjuvant radiotherapy as the primary treatment for large choroidal melanoma. Materials & Methods: Retrospective review of patients treated with 23g Pars plana vitrectomy, surgical endoresection, silicone oil tamponade, and adjuvant Ruthenium106-plaque radiotherapy. Patients a with a minimum 6-month follow-up were included into the analysis. Results: Between May 2014...

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25 Gauge Transretinal Biopsy of Choroidal Melanoma Without Vitrectomy and Tamponade

ABSTRACT Purpose: To report the outcomes of transretinal choroidal biopsy in choroidal melanoma without vitrectomy and tamponade. Material & Methods: Retrospective review of patients with choroidal melanoma treated with primary proton beam radiotherapy between 2011 and 2016 and who underwent a prognostic 25g transretinal biopsy without vitrectomy and tamponade. The main outcomes and measures were number of rhegmatogenous retinal...

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Dealing with Intraoperative Complications of 25 Gauge Transretinal Choroidal Biopsies

ABSTRACT Indeterminate choroidal lesions were previously observed over time to monitor for changes or subjected to fine needle aspirations (FNA) in an effort to attain a diagnosis. In an era of 25G vitrectomies, there has been a shift from conservative management and FNAs of such lesions to more controlled 25G transretinal choroidal biopsies. Similarly advances in genetic analysis of uveal melanomas has attracted widespread enthusiasm in...

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Uveal Melanoma: Accuracy of Diagnosis and Efficiency of the Referral Pathway

Amun Sachdev_SCIENTIFIC POSTER 2015 Purpose: To investigate the accuracy of diagnosis in patients referred with suspected uveal melanoma from a multispecialty ophthalmology department to a specialist ocular oncology centre and the efficiency of the referral pathway for these patients according to national standards. Methods: A retrospective study was performed on 68 patients who were referred for suspected uveal melanoma from the University...

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