Progressive Scleral Necrosis following I-125 Plaque Radiotherapy for Ciliochoroidal Melanoma with Protruding Extraocular Mass

Jordan R. Hill, Zélia M. Corrêa

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the side effects of I-125 brachytherapy in the treatment of uveal melanoma. Methods: This study was conducted as a case report. Results: We report a case of scleral necrosis and protruding episcleral mass following the treatment of uveal melanoma with I-125 brachytherapy. Conclusions: Scleral necrosis after plaque radiotherapy can clinically simulate tumor recurrence with extraocular extension. The management of uveal melanoma requires a careful clinical follow-up, weighing the implications of treatment morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalOcular Oncology and Pathology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Choroidal melanoma
  • I-125 plaque radiotherapy
  • Scleral necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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