[Comparative evaluation of echography and C.A.T. in diagnosing retinoblastoma]

Minerva Pediatr. 1989 Mar;41(3):129-31.
[Article in Italian]


The comparative efficiency of sonography and computerised axial tomography on the diagnosis of retinoblastoma was assessed in 8 consecutive cases. Ocular echography revealed a 100% sensitivity whereas CT scans gave false negatives in 2 out of the 8 cases (80% sensitivity). The value of ultrasound scanning as the diagnostic test of first choice for suspected retinoblastoma is therefore emphasised.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • False Negative Reactions
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Retinoblastoma / diagnosis*
  • Retinoblastoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Ultrasonography*