Metastatic Death Based on Presenting Features and Treatment for Advanced Intraocular Retinoblastoma: A Multi-center Registry-based Study
Retinoblastoma is the most common primary eye cancer in children. Though potentially curable at early stages, a significant proportion of cases arise in Asia and Africa, where children often present with an advanced disease. A multi-center, international internet-based study was performed to help eye cancer specialists and parents with a child suffering from retinoblastoma decide which eyes could be salvaged and which need be removed to save the child’s life. Aggressive eye conservation attempts can jeopardize the child’s survival as this disease can spread into the body. The results of this study will be of particular benefit the resource-poor centers where most of the advanced RB cases present.
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