A retinoblastoma is a malignant retinal tumor that often presents in childhood.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
Inactivating mutations of the Rb stupor suppressor gene: these inactivation may be familial/sporadic and will cause this condition to occur.
WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM?
A retinoblastoma is a highly malignant tumor that can spread in the body if not diagnosed/treated quickly.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- Children often asymptomatic
- White reflex in one eye
HEENT exam can real:
WHAT ARE WE WORIED ABOUT?
Metastasis: this is a very maligngat tumor that can spread to the liver and brain if left untreated.
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