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Ophthalmologica. 2012;227(4):190-6. doi: 10.1159/000334401. Epub 2012 Jan 20.

Comparison of clinical outcomes for patients with large choroidal melanoma after primary treatment with enucleation or proton beam radiotherapy.

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Ocular Oncology Center, Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy. carlo.mosci@galliera.it

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate survival and clinical outcome for patients with a large uveal melanoma treated by either enucleation or proton beam radiotherapy (PBRT).

PROCEDURES:

This retrospective non-randomized study evaluated 132 consecutive patients with T3 and T4 choroidal melanoma classified according to TNM stage grouping.

RESULTS:

Cumulative all-cause mortality, melanoma-related mortality and metastasis-free survival were not statistically different between the two groups (log-rank test, p = 0.56, p = 0.99 and p = 0.25, respectively). Eye retention of the tumours treated with PBRT at 5 years was 74% (SD 6.2%). In these patients at diagnosis, 73% of eyes had a best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 0.1 or better. After 12 and 60 months, BCVA of 0.1 or better was observed in 47.5 and 32%, respectively.

CONCLUSION AND MESSAGE:

Although enucleation is the most common primary treatment for large uveal melanomas, PBRT is an eye-preserving option that may be considered for some patients.

PMID:
22269846
DOI:
10.1159/000334401
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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