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Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
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4/2019
vol. 11
 
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Complications and adverse events of plaque brachytherapy for ocular melanoma

Krishi V. Peddada
,
Roshun Sangani
,
Hari Menon
,
Vivek Verma

J Contemp Brachytherapy 2019; 11, 4: 392–397
Online publish date: 2019/08/29
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Plaque brachytherapy is a well-accepted modality to manage selected cases of ocular melanoma. Although this modality provides validated oncologic and quality of life benefits, severe complications and adverse events can occur. This article reviews complications and adverse events of plaque brachytherapy, including scleral necrosis, strabismus, cataract, glaucoma, and retinopathies as well as management of these conditions. For practicing oncologists and ophthalmologists, these complications are important to understand, identify, and treat. Additionally, an understanding of common complications of brachytherapy should influence the decision of pursuing it as a treatment option.
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ocular melanoma, plaque brachytherapy, complications, adverse events

 
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