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25th Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

01.06. - 02.06.2012, Münster

Intraarterial chemotherapy in the treatment of retinoblastoma

Meeting Abstract

  • Gregor D. Willerding - Augenklinik der Charité CBF Berlin
  • E. Foert - DRK Kliniken Mitte, Berlin
  • N. Lakotka - Augenklinik der Charité CBF Berlin
  • A.M. Joussen - Augenklinik der Charité CBF Berlin

German Retina Society. 25th Annual Conference of the German Retina Society. Münster, 01.-02.06.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12rg21

doi: 10.3205/12rg21, urn:nbn:de:0183-12rg214

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Published: May 30, 2012

© 2012 Willerding et al.
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Background: Intraarterial Chemotherapy (IAC) has gained some popularity in the treatment of retinoblastoma.

Method: retrospective case series of five patients with a follow up of more than 6 months.

Result: All cases (four unilateral, 1 bilateral) were classified as group D (ICRB). IAC was primary treatment in all cases. Globe preservation was achieved in 4 cases. Additional therapies included cryotherapy (5 cases), laser treatment (4 cases) and brachytherapy (3 cases). Ischemic/toxic chorioretinopathy as the main complication occured in one case.

Discussion: IAC was successfully used as a globe-sparing approach in the majority of patients.