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Ahmet Sarici, Arman Mashayekhi, Carol L. Shields, Swati Kaliki, Saad AlDahmash, Jerry A. Shields; Management Of Uveal Melanomas With Extraocular Extension: Enucleation Versus Plaque Radiotherapy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):3407.
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To compare enucleation (group A) versus plaque radiotherapy (group B) for managing uveal melanoma with extraocular extension (EOE).
Retrospective analysis of 183 patients of uveal melanoma patients with EOE.
Groups A (n=97) and B (n=86) had a mean tumor thickness of 8.7 and 6.5mm with a mean EOE thickness of 1.5 and 1.3 mm, respectively. At a mean follow-up of 28 and 45 months in the two groups, metastatic rates were 29 % and 21% respectively. Group A had orbital recurrence in 2 patients and group B had intraocular recurrence in 6 patients.
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