Update on intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The tools for managing retinoblastoma have been increasing in the past decade. While globe-salvage still relies heavily on intravenous chemotherapy, tumors in advanced stage that failed chemotherapy are now referred for intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) to avoid enucleation. However, IAC still has many obstacles to overcome. We present an update on the indications, complications, limitations, success, and technical aspects of IAC. Given its safety and high efficacy, it is expected that IAC will replace conventional strategies and will become a first-line option even for tumors that are amenable for other strategies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zanaty, M; Barros, G; Chalouhi, N; Starke, RM; Manasseh, P; Tjoumakaris, SI; Shields, CL; Hasan, D; Bulsara, K; Rosenwasser, RH; Jabbour, P

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2014 /

Start / End Page

  • 869604 -

PubMed ID

  • 25405236

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4227378

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-744X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/2014/869604

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States