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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 3(2); 1985 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1985;3(2): 163-168.
Radiation Therapy of the Primary Ocular Melanoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Sung Beom Ban, Myung Sun Choi
Department of Radiation Therapy, Korea University, School of Medicine, Hae Wha Hospital, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Intraocular melanoma is the most common primary occular malignancy in adult above the age of 20. Before treatment of intraocular melanoma, it is essential to do complete work-ps including LFT (LDH, SGPT), chest X-ay, whole body bone scan. Also, liver-pleen and brain scan will be done if clinically indicated. Though, malignant melanoma is radioresistant, however, show rapid tumor shrinkage after irradiation with total tumor dose of 7,000 to 8,000 rads in 7- weeks.
Key Words: Intraocular melanoma, Radiotherapy
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