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Langmann, A; Langmann, G; Unlücerci, C; Haller, E.
Motility disorders in brachytherapy of choroid melanomas with Ru106 applicators
Ophthalmologe. 1995; 92(1):76-78


Leading authors Med Uni Graz
Langmann Andrea
Co-authors Med Uni Graz
Haller-Schober Eva-Maria
Langmann Gerald

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Accurate visualization of the tumor base by diaphanoscopy is essential for optimal placement of a ruthenium plaque. Depending on the localization of the tumor, dissection of one or more of the rectus muscles is necessary during placement of the plaque or during the course of protracted irradiation. Orthoptic investigations were performed to evaluate the cause of motility disorders and to follow up the functional outcome. In 13 patients (out of 30) who underwent ruthenium-106 therapy for uveal melanomas, one or more muscles had to be dissected during placement of the plaque and were reinserted in the same operation or after removal of the applicator. In 4 cases rectus muscles had to be shifted and were replaced after the irradiation. There were 5 patients who developed motility disorders with double vision. All of them were orthophoric within 6 months without surgery.
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Adult -
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Choroid Neoplasms - radiotherapy
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Female - etiology
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Humans - etiology
Male - etiology
Melanoma - radiotherapy
Ocular Motility Disorders - etiology
Oculomotor Muscles - radiation effects
Radiation Injuries - etiology
Ruthenium Radioisotopes - adverse effects

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