Intraoperative use of ultrasound to document proper plaque placement in treating choroidal melanoma

  • Gail L. Daubert
  • James E. Puklin
Part of the Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings Series book series (DOPS, volume 53)


Echography has been used to document proper radioactive plaque placement in the treatment of ocular melanomas. We have used echography to help diagnose and compute dimensions of intraocular tumors. In addition to accurate height measurement, we have used contact B-scan echography to help establish or confirm the basal diameter of tumors. We will discuss our methods of using intraoperative contact B-scan echography to ensure proper placement of iodine-125 plaques.


Basal Diameter Choroidal Melanoma Ocular Melanoma Intraocular Tumor Determine Tumor Size 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gail L. Daubert
    • 1
  • James E. Puklin
    • 1
  1. 1.Kresge Eye InstituteWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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