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January 1970

Conservative Management of Malignant Melanoma: I. Irradiation as a Method of Treatment for Malignant Melanoma of the Choroid

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Newman was a fellow at Children's Hospital Center, Washington, DC, and is now at Oak Cliff Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, Dallas. Dr. Davidorf is now a fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(1):21-26. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030023005

The conservative treatment of malignant melanoma was discussed. The treatment of malignant melanoma of the choroid with the use of irradiation has been reviewed. Our surgical technique and its use in five patients was presented. We are greatly encouraged by the early favorable results which we have obtained thus far in four of the five patients.