Retinoblastoma: identifying the diagnostic signs for early treatment.

Authors: Thompson, S.B.N., Chinnery, H., Noroozi, S., Dyer, B. and Barratt, K.

Journal: International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

Volume: 2

Issue: 2

Pages: 1-11

DOI: 10.4172/2376-0281.10001360

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22017/

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Retinoblastoma: identifying the diagnostic signs for early treatment.

Authors: Thompson, S., Chinnery, H., Noroozi, S., Dyer, B.T.J. and Barratt, K.

Journal: International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

Volume: 2

Issue: 2

Pages: 1-11

ISSN: 2376-0281

Abstract:

Retinoblastoma is a rare but significant cause of childhood eye cancer world-wide. The prognosis depends upon early diagnosis and treatment but also upon accurate classification of the tumours. Unilateral incidence is normally non-hereditary compared with bilateral incidence where secondary tumours are more common. Survivorship is much better for unilateral compared with bilateral and trilateral retinoblastoma. Early signs are important to detect and photography can assist in identifying no return of “red-eye” during flash photography and yellow appearance of the tumour. Treatment options are discussed together with new psycho-oncology approaches that address potential trauma in the survivor as well as in the family of the survivor.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22017/

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