Year : 2011 | Volume
: 4 | Issue : 3 | Page : 108--115
Retinoblastoma: Recent trends A mini review based on published literature
Vikas Khetan1, Aditi Gupta1, Lingam Gopal2
1 Bhagwan Mahaveer Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Chennai, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, National University Health System, Singapore
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common intraocular malignancy in children. Recently, there have been significant advances made in the molecular pathology and the management of the disease. Last decade has witnessed better understanding of the genetics of RB, the discovery of new tumor markers expressed by the RB tumors, the identification of high-risk histopathological factors following enucleation, and newer methods of treatment including periocular chemotherapy and superselective intraarterial chemotherapy. All these advances have translated in improved survival rates for the affected children, improved rates of eye salvage, and improved visual outcomes. This article briefly reviews these advances.
Method of Literature Search: Literature on the Medline database was searched using the PubMed interface. The search strategy included MeSH and natural language terms using the keywords mentioned. Reference lists in retrieved articles and textbooks were also searched for relevant references.
Sri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18 College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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Khetan V, Gupta A, Gopal L. Retinoblastoma: Recent trends A mini review based on published literature.Oman J Ophthalmol 2011;4:108-115
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Khetan V, Gupta A, Gopal L. Retinoblastoma: Recent trends A mini review based on published literature. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];4:108-115
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