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December 1972

MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF THE CHOROID-Reply

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Philadelphia

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(6):696. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030698026

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Abstract

To the Editor.  —In response to the letter of Drs. Jarrett and Hagler concerning our article, their point regarding the use of 32P in the diagnosis of uveal melanomas is well taken. Using the method that they have popularized, the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital has performed about 100 similar studies during the last 18 months. Our results are likewise quite encouraging.With respect to the case that Dr. Font and I published, it is unfortunate that 32P studies were not available at that time to the physician who submitted the case to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The globe was enucleated in 1970, prior to the article of Drs. Hagler and Jarrett, at a time when the revival of 32P in the diagnosis of uveal melanomas had not been widely publicized. The referring physician did use all of the diagnostic modalities available to him

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