Choroidal metastasis of cutaneous malignant melanoma treated by ruthenium-106 plaque irradiation.

I. Anteby*, R. Axer-Siegel, J. Pe'er

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Symptomatic dissemination of cutaneous malignant melanoma to the choroid occurs rarely and is a grave prognostic factor. Therefore, choroidal tumors are treated only as a palliative measure. We present a case of cutaneous malignant melanoma with symptomatic metastasis in the choroid OD of a 38-year-old woman. We treated it using brachytherapy with a ruthenium-106 plaque. The tumor totally regressed with restoration of good vision. Twelve months of follow-up showed no systemic spread.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume25
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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