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Late radiation retinopathy in a patient treated for retinoblastoma.

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dc.contributor.author Lafaut, B. A.
dc.contributor.author De Laey, J.-J.
dc.contributor.author Meire, F. M.
dc.contributor.author Kutchoukov, B. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T10:41:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T10:41:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.citation B. A. Lafaut, J.-J. De Laey, F. M. Meire and B. M. Kutchoukov. Late radiation retinopathy in a patient treated for retinoblastoma. - Acta medica bulgarica , 38, 2011, No 2, 54-58. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0324-1750
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10861/429
dc.description Address for correspondence: Borislav Kutchoukov, MD, PhD; Department of Ophthalmology; University Hospital “Alexandrovska”; Blvd. “Sv. Georgi Sofi iski” 1; 1431 Sofia; tel. + 359 888556724 en_US
dc.description.abstract We report a case of a young man who developed radiation retinopathy 12 years after irradiation for retinoblastoma. With a history of bilateral retinoblastoma, our patient presented clustered retinal teleangiectasias in the non-enucleated but treated with radiation eye. The lesions were associated with hemorrhages and gradually increasing retinal exudation that deteriorated best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) from 0.25 to 0.1. Detailed ophthalmic examination was performed incl. fl uorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICG) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The ICG highlighted the vascular anomalies that were clearly hyperfl uorescent in the late phase. After 3 sessions of focal ALC the outlined edema on Oct scans diminished and BCVA improved to 0.2. Some retinoschisis-like cystic changes remained on OCT retinal scans. The manifested changes had common features with those found in diabetic retinopathy. ICG staining of the retinal vascular anomalies was found. Radiation retinopathy may occur more than a decade following radiation treatment for retinoblastoma. Appropriate laser treatment may overcome the advancing process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Централна медицинска библиотека, МУ София / Central Medical Library - MU Sofia en_US
dc.subject radiation retinopathy, OCT, ICG, retinoblastoma en_US
dc.title Late radiation retinopathy in a patient treated for retinoblastoma. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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    Многопрофилно списание, излизащо само на английски език. Съдържа авторски статии от водещи български медицински специалисти, отразяващи върховите постижения на българската медицина наука и практика. Публикуват се материали, отразяващи резултати от експериментални проучвания, клиника и казуистика. Излиза 2 пъти годишно. ISSN:0324-1750

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