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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2000|