Shedding Light on Retinoblastoma – A Review Article

Retinoblastoma is the most frequent primary intraocular tumor in children aged under 15 years. Usually, the tumor discovered during infancy. However, it can also be observed in late childhood and early adulthood. In pregnancies with a high risk of retinoblastoma, genetic testing and antenatal ultrasonography is considered for intrauterine detection of the tumor. The most common presenting signs in children are leukocoria followed by strabismus. Besides, nonspecific ocular signs that may simulate other tumors or retinal lesions may present. Hereditary retinoblastoma carries a high risk for secondary tumors such as sarcomas (osteosarcoma and soft-tissue sarcoma). Previously, the late presentation and management of retinoblastoma holed a very poor prognosis with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Nowadays, the early
diagnosis and the current therapeutic methods carry a good prognosis for survival, globe salvage, and vision.

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Author: Hamzeh Mohammad Alrawashdeh

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