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Radiation retinopathy following treatment of posterior nasal space carcinoma.
  1. G M Thompson,
  2. C S Migdal and
  3. R J Whittle

    Abstract

    Posterior nasal space carcinoma has a high mortality and most patients are treated with radiotherapy. Radiation retinopathy was encountered in 7 out of 10 survivors included in this study. Five of the affected patients lost vision as a result of the retinopathy. One patient required laser photocoagulation and responded well to this treatment. There was a variation in the severity of the retinopathy among the patients studied despite the fact that all patients received a similar dose of radiotherapy. We suspect that previously unrecognised factors in the planning of radiotherapy fields may explain this difference.

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