International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Case Report, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Challenges of Managing Advanced Retinoblastoma in a 4 Year Old Nigerian Girl: Case Report and Review of Literature

Aliyu H Balarabe1*, Abdulkabir A Ayanniyi2 and Kehinde F Monsudi1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kebbi, Nigeria
2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Health sciences, University of Abuja, Nigeria
Corresponding author: Aliyu Hamza Balarabe
Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, P.M.B 1126, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi state, Nigeria
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 28, 2013 Accepted: September 20, 2013 Published: September 25, 2013
Citation: Balarabe AH, Ayanniyi AA, Monsudi KF (2013) Challenges of Managing Advanced Retinoblastoma in a 4 Year Old Nigerian Girl: Case Report and Review of Literature. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000123

Abstract

Retinoblastoma is the most common childhood ocular malignancy. It is possible to save life and vision in many patients with retinoblastoma due to advances in management and care. In Sub-Saharan Africa, management is marred by challenges including poverty and late presentation. This was a case report of advanced right eye retinoblastoma in a four year old girl.

Keywords: Advanced retinoblastoma; Childhood cancer; Cytotoxic therapy; Poor compliance

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