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Transpupillary Thermotherapy

edited by: J.G. Journée de Korver

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Publication details: Book. 1998. iv and 108 pages. Publication date: 1998-06-30. 31 figures, of which 9 in full color, and 5 tables. Paperbound.

ISBN: 978-90-6299-161-7 (ISBN 10: 90-6299-161-0; Kugler Publications)



This book deals with thermotherapy, a new technique for treating choroidal melanoma. It is based on results of 15 years of experimental and clinical investigations at the University of Leyden. Transpupillary Thermotherapy (TTT) was first performed in patients with large tumors prior to enucleation to investigate the applicability of TTT as conservative treatment the modality by histologic examination. Based on the favorable results of the animal and clinical experiments TTT was introduced in 1992 as conservative therapy for the treatment of choroidal melanoma.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 General Introduction of Malignant Melanoma of the Choroid

1.1 Incidence
1.2 Diagnosis and growth pattern
1.3 Classification
1.4 Metastasis

Chapter 2 Treatment of Choroidal Melanoma

2.1 Enticleation
2.2 Radiotherapy
2.3 Coninient on Radiotherapy
2.4 Local Tumour Resection
2.5 Cryotherapy
2.6 Photodynamic Therapy
2.7 Diathermy
2.8 Photocoagulation
2.9 Hyperthermia:
      Localised Current Field
      Ferromagnetic Thermoseeds
2.10 Introduction to Thermotherapy
Chapter 3 Aim of the Thesis; Evolution of 15 Years Heat Treatment of Melanoma

Chapter 4 Tumoricidal Effect of Hyperthermia, by Near Infrared Irradiation on Pigmented Hamster Melanoma

Chapter 5 Xenon Arch Photocoagulator used for Transpupillaxy Hyperthermia

Chapter 6 Light and Electron Microscopic Findings on Experimental Melanomas after Hyperthermia at 50°C

Chapter 7 Transpupillary Thermotherapy (TTT) by Infrared Irradiation of Choroidal Melanoma

Chapter 8 Histopathological Findings in Human Choroidal Melanomas after Transpupillary Thermotherapy

Chapter 9 Transpupillary Thermotherapy in Choroidal Melanomas

Chapter 10 Transpupillary Thermotherapy, Results of 50 Patients with Choroidal Melanoma

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