Prenatal Diagnosis of Retinoblastoma

Singh, Arun D.; Black, Susan H.; Shields, Carol L.; Shields, Jerry A.
July 2003
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p222
Academic Journal
Describes the medical case of a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Medical examinations done on the patient; Reason the patient could not undergo molecular genetic testing; Information on prenatal testing in familial cases of retinoblastoma with the use of intragenic markers.


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