KM Kreusel, N Bornfeld, A Lommatzsch, et al (Freie Universitat Berlin; Universitats-Augenklinik, Essen, Germany)
Ruthenium-106 Brachytherapy for Peripheral Retinal Capillary Hemangioma.
Ophthalmology 105: 1386-1392, 1998.
Larger hemangiomas are treated by laser coagulation or cryocoagulation. Neither method is completely effective in destroying large tumors – both methods can cause retinal detachment.
The authors evaluated the use of 106Ru brachytherapy in 24 patients with large peripheral retinal capillary haemangiomas.
The procedure of 106Ru brachtherapy can safely and effectively destroy large peripheral capillary retinal haemangiomas. Results are likely to be better when the tumor is 5mm or less in diameter and in patients who have no preoperative exudative retinal detachment.