Retinoblastoma tells the story of our health care system.

I. Soomro, M. N. Khan, S. Muzaffar, N. Kayani, S. Pervez, A. S. Hussainy, R. Ahmed, S. H. Hasan

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OBJECTIVE: To review cases of retinoblastoma. SETTING: Department of Pathology Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi. METHOD: Twenty-three specimens from cases of retinoblastoma received over a period of eight years were routinely processes and stained with haematoxylin and Eosin stain. Other stains were used for tuberculoses and melanin. Immunochemistry was resorted to in undifferentiated tumors. RESULTS: Over 60% cases of retinoblastoma were diagnosed after 5 years and nine cases showed involvement of optinerve. CONCLUSION: Late diagnosis of retinoblastoma effects the stage of the tumors and the prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-411
Number of pages2
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000


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