Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery for retinoblastoma prevents new intraocular tumors Journal Article


Authors: Abramson, D. H.; Francis, J. H.; Dunkel, I. J.; Marr, B. P.; Brodie, S. E.; Gobin, Y. P.
Article Title: Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery for retinoblastoma prevents new intraocular tumors
Abstract: Objective: To determine the incidence and timing of new intraocular tumor foci in genetic retinoblastoma cases after treatment with ophthalmic artery chemosurgery (OAC). Design: Single-center retrospective review of all genetic retinoblastoma cases managed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weil-Cornell Medical School since May 2006. Participants: Eighty-one patients (80 with bilateral disease and 1 with unilateral disease with a family history) with genetic retinoblastoma, with a total of 116 eyes treated with OAC since May 2006. Methods: Retrospective, single-institution review of patients with bilateral retinoblastoma and unilateral retinoblastoma with a positive family history. New tumors were assessed by clinical notes, retinal drawings, and RetCam digital imaging (Clarity Medical Systems, Pleasanton, CA). Main Outcome Measures: New intraocular retinoblastoma tumors after treatment with OAC. Results: Forty-one eyes were treated primarily with OAC (treatment-naïve group) and 75 eyes were treated with OAC after prior treatment with systemic chemotherapy, external beam radiation, or both and focal techniques. Of the 41 treatment-naïve eyes, a new intraocular tumor (one focus) subsequently developed in 1 eye. Of the 75 previously treated eyes, new tumors (single focus in each eye) subsequently developed in 6 eyes. Conclusions: Eyes receiving OAC demonstrate fewer new intraocular retinoblastomas after radiation or systemic chemotherapy than has been reported in the literature. This suggests that ophthalmoscopically undetectable tumors are present at the initial diagnosis and effectively are eliminated as a result of OAC. Financial Disclosure(s): The author(s) have no proprietary or commercial interest in any materials discussed in this article. © 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Journal Title: Ophthalmology
Volume: 120
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0161-6420
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2013-03-01
Start Page: 560
End Page: 565
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.08.023
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 23177361
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 1 April 2013" - "CODEN: OPHTD" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Brian Marr
    108 Marr
  2. Ira J Dunkel
    255 Dunkel
  3. Jasmine Helen Francis
    102 Francis
  4. David H Abramson
    255 Abramson
  5. Scott Brodie
    38 Brodie
  6. Pierre Gobin
    23 Gobin