Retinoblastoma: Role of Imaging

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Chewarat Wirojtananugoon


Retinoblastoma (Rb) is the most common intraocular tumor of childhood, which arises from the immature retina. It may present in hereditary or sporadic form. Children with hereditary Rb present as bilateral disease in 85% of cases and are at risk of trilateral Rb. Progress in management has been made in the past few years with excellent tumor control. Early detection of retinoblastoma is very important as conservative treatment or eye-preserving therapy can be successful. Clinical and imaging studies are very important in Rb because it is one of the few cancers for which treatment decision is made based on findings of the clinical examination and imaging studies without a confirmed histopathologic diagnosis. We herein review retinoblastoma with emphasis on role of imaging.



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Wirojtananugoon, C. (2013). Retinoblastoma: Role of Imaging. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 36(1), 69–83. Retrieved from
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