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When is surgery necessary for retinoblastoma?

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If the tumor is very large by the time it’s found, doctors may find it impossible to save the child’s vision. In these cases, they may remove the eye entirely.

From: What Is Retinoblastoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Retinoblastoma Treatment -- Patient Version."

American Cancer Society: "Retinoblastoma," "Signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma."

NCBI Bookshelf: "Retinoblastoma."

National Institutes of Health, "Retinoblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "CT scan," "MRI," "Ultrasound."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Retinoblastoma Treatment -- Patient Version."

American Cancer Society: "Retinoblastoma," "Signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma."

NCBI Bookshelf: "Retinoblastoma."

National Institutes of Health, "Retinoblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "CT scan," "MRI," "Ultrasound."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on May 11, 2018

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