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How are choroidal tumors treated?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Depends

Treatment really depends on the size of the tumor. For medium sized tumors, for example, a standard treatment is to use brachytherapy (short acting radiation) in the form of an eye plaque.
This type of treatment allows the eye to be spared from being removed (enucleation).

In brief: Depends

Treatment really depends on the size of the tumor. For medium sized tumors, for example, a standard treatment is to use brachytherapy (short acting radiation) in the form of an eye plaque.
This type of treatment allows the eye to be spared from being removed (enucleation).
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Choroid plexus

Choroid plexus papilloma (cpp) is a benign type of tumor that can be treated with surgery alone and sometimes repeat surgery or radiation.
Choroid plexus carcinoma (cpc) is a malignant tumor (meaning it can spread and being in the CSF makes that a big problem) that is treated by surgery and then chemotherapy and often radiation. Thus, treatment varies.

In brief: Choroid plexus

Choroid plexus papilloma (cpp) is a benign type of tumor that can be treated with surgery alone and sometimes repeat surgery or radiation.
Choroid plexus carcinoma (cpc) is a malignant tumor (meaning it can spread and being in the CSF makes that a big problem) that is treated by surgery and then chemotherapy and often radiation. Thus, treatment varies.
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
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