Angiography of retinal and choroidal tumors

J. Fernando Arevalo, Carol L. Shields, Jerry A. Shields, Miguel A. Materin, Aristides J. Mendoza

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Abstract

The evaluation of intraocular tumors differs from almost all other oncologic evaluations because there is little reliance on tissue diagnosis. Definitive therapies such as enucleation and radiation are usually based on the results of ophthalmoscopy, and a limited number of ancillary studies without the aid of biopsy. Although biopsies can be performed on most intraocular tumors, the ocular morbidity associated with these procedures is usually not worth the added benefit of a tissue diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages179-198
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780387689869
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Arevalo, J. F., Shields, C. L., Shields, J. A., Materin, M. A., & Mendoza, A. J. (2009). Angiography of retinal and choroidal tumors. In Retinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography (pp. 179-198). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-68987-6_8