Ruthenium-106 plaque brachytherapy for the treatment of diffuse choroidal haemangioma in Sturge-Weber syndrome

Murthy, Ramesh; Honavar, Santosh G.; Naik, Milind; Gopi, Sollappan; Reddy, Vijay Anand P.; Hanovaz, Santosh G
December 2005
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Dec2005, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p274
Academic Journal
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A 10-year-old girl with a diffuse choroidal haemangioma was treated with plaque brachytherapy. The outcome was assessed with serial fundus examinations, ultrasound for tumour thickness, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA). Treatment with brachytherapy led to complete resorption of subretinal fluid, regression of the haemangioma, and an improvement in the BCVA from 6/60 to 6/15 in 1 month, which improved further to 6/9 in 3 months after treatment.


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