Pathology and Microbiology
To review cases of retinoblastoma.
Department of Pathology Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi.
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 tuberculosis and melanin. Immunochemistry was resorted to in undifferentiated tumors.
Over 60% cases of retinoblastoma were diagnosed after 5 years and nine cases showed involvement of opti-nerve.
Late diagnosis of retinoblastoma effects the stage of the tumors and the prognisis.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Khan, M. N.,
Hussainy, A. S.,
Hasan, S. H.
(2000). Retinoblastoma tells the story of our health care system. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 50(12), 410-411.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_pathol_microbiol/293