Proton Therapy for Uveal Melanoma in 43 Juvenile Patients: Long-Term Results – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To examine the metastatic and survival rates, eye retention probability, and the visual outcomes of juvenile patients after proton beam radiotherapy (PBRT) for uveal melanoma (UM).Design: Retrospective case-factor matched control study.Participants and Controls: Forty-three patients younger than 21 years treated with PBRT for UM were compared with 129 matched adult control patients.Methods: Information on patient demographics and clinical characteristics were recorded before and after treatment from patients' files. The control group was composed of adult patients (>21 years) matched for tumor size (largest tumor diameter, ±2 mm; height, ±2 mm) and anterior margin location (iris, ciliary body, pre-equatorial or (Read more...)

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