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December 2002

Screening for Pineoblastoma in Patients With Retinoblastoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(12):1774. doi:

We read with great interest the recent small case series by Duncan et al.1 They are to be commended on a very interesting study on routine neuroimaging for the detection of intracranial tumors in patients with retinoblastoma.

As we stated in our reaction to the articles by Paulino2 and Singh et al3 in Cancer,4 everything should be done to improve the dismal prognosis of children with retinoblastoma and intracranial tumors. However, we urged caution regarding the advocacy of screening procedures with far-reaching consequences before a proper analysis of all the pros and cons had been completed.

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