[Treatment of choroid melanoma by Gamma-Knife radiosurgery]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 1996;19(8-9):551-4.
[Article in French]


Conservative treatment of uveal melanomas by Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is based on the use of cross fire technique with 201 Cobalt60 sources. A following of 13 months is available for the first case operated by Gamma-Knife Surgery in France. Technical baselines and one year preliminary results are reported. The diagnosis of uveal melanoma T3NOMO was established by converging results of clinical examination, angiography and echography. The definition of the target was based on stereotactic MRT examination. We delivered a dose of 50 Gys to the marginal isodose (50%). Today, one year after treatment the tumor decreased, the visual function was preserved. There were no side effect or complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Choroid Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiosurgery* / methods
  • Time Factors