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January 1949

RETINOBLASTOMA (RETINAL GLIOMA) CURED BY RADON SEEDSReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College Hospital, Service 2.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(1):32-41. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040035005
Abstract

SINCE the cure or arrest of retinoblastoma by any method of treatment is rare, we believe that any case in which either of these results has been obtained should be reported. It cannot be overemphasized, however, that the method of treatment applied in a single case should not necessarily be used as a rigid criterion for all cases.

Martin and Reese,1 in an excellent study entitled "Treatment of Retinoblastoma Surgically by Irradiation," listed the cases of spontaneous cure, therapeutic cure and arrest. The same authors2 have published additional information on their method of roentgenotherapy and the condition of their patients to date. Their results will stand as a monumental contribution to treatment of this malignant disease. Others3 have reported cases in which treatment with roentgen radi

32 ation or with radium met with varying degrees of success. Excision of intracranial extensions of glioma has been combined with

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