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Retinoblastoma (Definition)

Retinoblastoma are congenital malignant neoplasms that arise from the nuclear ...Read more


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What is retinoblastoma diagnosis?

Eye exam: It is diagnosed by an eye exam supported by imaging studies. No blood tests to diagnose it. Getting a good history, and physical exam are in order ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of retinoblastoma?

What are the symptoms of retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma: Retinoblastoma is a disease of infancy. The child will not/cannot report symptoms. The parent and pediatrician will watch for white pupillary reflex, eye deviation, eye redness, and will be especially alert if the family in question has a history of this inherited tumor. ...Read more

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What the symptoms of signs of a retinoblastoma?

Leukocoria : Leukocoria - loss of the red eye reflex, and strabismus -deviation of the eye due to muscle weakness are the most common symptoms. Other symptoms can include: decreased vision, inflammation, hemorrhage into the eye, change in color of the iris, glaucoma, cellulitis, eye pain, fever. ...Read more

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What is retinoblastoma and how can it be treated?

Retinoblastoma: It is a rare malignancy of the eye called the retina, caused by a mutation in a gene controlling cell division, generally affects children under age 6, most 1 to 2 years of age. Treatment depends on the size and location. Treatment may involve surgery +/- radiation +/- chemotherapy. Best to visit a specialized pendiatric cancer center. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Is retinoblastoma fatal?

Is retinoblastoma fatal?

Treatable: Retinoblastoma is one of the most treatable malignancies of childhood. The cure rate is 95 to 98% with currently available treatment. ...Read more

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When is surgery necessary for retinoblastoma?

When is surgery necessary for retinoblastoma?

When advanced: Retinoblastoma, a usually inherited tumor of the back of the eye in infancy, can respond to actinic, radiation and chemotherapy. If the eye has already been destroyed, or is filled with tumor, removal might be necessary. Good cosmetic matches can be made by an ocularist - a maker of artificial eyes. ...Read more

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Does retinoblastoma always show up in a photo?

No: Retinoblastoma can show up on photos but it does not have to. Typically there is a loss of red reflex. Sometimes the eyes can be in or outward. ...Read more

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Where on the chromosome will retinoblastoma occur?

See below: The gene for retinoblastoma is located on a region of the long (q) arm of chromosome 13 designated 13q14. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more