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.
Moll AC, Imhof SM, Schouten–van Meeteren AYN, Boers M. Screening for Pineoblastoma in Patients With Retinoblastoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(12):1774. doi: