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June 1945

TREATMENT OF BILATERAL RETINOBLASTOMA (RETINAL GLIOMA) SURGICALLY AND BY IRRADIATIONREPORT ON PROGRESS

Author Affiliations

Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases; Ophthalmologist, Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases NEW YORK
From the Head and Neck Service of the Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;33(6):429-439. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890180025001
Abstract

In 1936 we1 described the technic of a new method of treatment for bilateral retinoblastoma, with reports on progress up to that date in the cases of 6 patients, all of whom had then been observed for less than five years. The principles of this method of treatment were : first, the surgical removal of one eye with the more advanced involvement, and, second, the treatment by fractionated roentgen irradiation of the remaining eye in an attempt to conserve vision. In 1942 we made a second report,2 giving the follow-up observations in the previously recorded cases, adding 4 new cases and describing certain modifications in technic.

The purpose of the present communication is to present follow-up data in the cases previously reported and to record the results to date of the treatment in 14 additional cases, which make a total of 24 cases of bilateral retinoblastoma in which treatment

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