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Echographical follow-up of choroidal melanoma after irradiation with Iodine 125

  • A. Stanowsky
  • I. Kreissig
Part of the Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings Series book series (DOPS, volume 51)

Summary

Nine patients with malignant choroidal melanomas treated with radioactive Iodine 125 have been followed up since 1984 with the B-scan and the standardized A-scan procedures. Within the first month after beginning of treatment the echograms showed differences among the tumours in prominence, structure and inner reflectivity.

In contrast to this all tumours showed an increase in vascularisation. This became particularly clear with video-echography.

Later on an increase of reflectivity and an inhomogeneity of the inner structure were predominant, as is the case with other radiation procedures. Tumour prominence decreased in all patients.

Our impression is that the echographically determined degree to which vascularisation increases after irradiation is an indicator of the therapy’s effectiveness.

Keywords

Cent Degree Base Diameter Radioactive Iodine Choroidal Melanoma Radiation Procedure 
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© Kluwer Academic Publisher 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Stanowsky
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Kreissig
    • 1
  1. 1.Ophthalmology III: Diseases of the Posterior EyeUniversity Eye Clinic TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Zentralklinikum AugsburgAugsburgGermany

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