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Uveal Melanoma

  • Richard L. S. JennelleEmail author
  • Jesse L. Berry
  • Jonathan W. Kim
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Abstract

In this chapter we review the current state of the art for uveal melanoma. Diagnosis, prognosis, and disease management are reviewed with special attention to the latest developments in molecular genetics. We also review the many eye conserving options for treatment of this disease with a special focus on advanced episcleral plaque brachytherapy. Modern therapeutic advances have now reached a point that nearly all eyes can be managed in a conservative manner with significant visual preservation for most patients.

Keywords

Uveal melanoma Choroidal melanoma Episcleral plaque Brachytherapy Stereotactic radiation Charged particle therapy Transpupillary thermotherapy Trans-scleral local resection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. S. Jennelle
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jesse L. Berry
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jonathan W. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s Hospital Los AngelesKeck School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.USC Roski Eye InstituteKeck School of Medicine of USCLos AngelesUSA

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