The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of pterygium: A review of the literature including more than 6000 treated lesions
Pterygium is a benign conjunctival neoformation usually treated by surgical excision, but recurrences may affect 30% to 89% of cases, so that adjunctive therapies like conjunctival autografting, antimitotic drugsandbeta-irradiation(-irradiation)areoftenusedtoimprovetherateoflocalcontrol.Ouressayhas reviewedrelevantstudiesaddressingtheroleofpostoperativeirradiationinthetreatmentofpterygium in the last 30 years through an Internet-based search and hand search in libraries. Sixteen studies on -irradiation and one on soft X-ray irradiation were accessible. They covered more than ... Read more