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Langmann, G; Wackernagel, W; Mayer, C; Sovinz, P; Urban, C.
Retinoblastoma: late diagnosis in Austria, too
SPEKTRUM AUGENHEILKD. 2010; 24(1): 2-5. Doi: 10.1007/s00717-010-0382-1
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Langmann Gerald
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Mayer-Xanthaki Christoph Fidel
Ritter-Sovinz Petra
Urban Ernst-Christian
Wackernagel Werner

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The accurate diagnosis of retinoblastoma does not only save the lives of our young patients, but sometimes makes preservation of the treated globes possible with a visual function enabling our patients to live a nearly normal life. In this article the measures for an early diagnosis are described in detail. Delayed diagnosis because of neglecting early signs of a retinoblastoma like leucocoria as diagnosed by the Bruckner Test or seen on a photograph as well as strabism will lead to loss of one or both eyes, sometimes threatening the lives of our young patients. The following article deals with the unsolved problem of delayed diagnosis and summarizes the key facts about retinoblastoma addressing those who will see this life-and globe threatening disease first. A short summary of the Retinoblastoma study RBA 2003 is given which was developed at the Department of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology.

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