Retinoblastoma Metastasis to the Heart

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Case description

Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer that primarily affects children, arising from genetic mutations in the RB1 gene. While retinoblastoma typically remains localized within the eye, metastasis to distant organs, including the heart, is exceptionally uncommon. The heart serves as a relatively uncommon site for metastatic spread, as retinoblastoma tends to spread to regional lymph nodes and distant organs like the brain or bones. If, however, metastasis were to occur in the heart, it could lead to serious complications, affecting cardiac function and potentially posing life-threatening challenges. Early detection and intervention remain crucial in managing retinoblastoma to prevent such distant metastases and preserve overall health. 

tags: Zeraatian Technique MirMohammad Hamidi Nazafa Nazafarin Kamalzadeh Abolfazl Gholami retinoblastoma RB1 gene Retinoblastoma heart clinical video case


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