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Seung Cheol Ha, Jungsu S Oh, Jong-Lyel Roh, Hyojeong Moon, Jae Seung Kim, Kyung-Ja Cho, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
PURPOSE: Head and neck soft tissue sarcoma (HNSTS) is a rare type of tumor with various histological presentations and clinical behaviors. (18)F-FDG PET/CT is being increasingly used for staging, grading, and predicting treatment outcomes in various types of human cancers, although this modality has been rarely studied in the survival prediction of HNSTS. Here we examined the prognostic value of tumor metabolic parameters measured using (18)F-FDG PET/CT in patients with HNSTS. METHODS: This study included 36 consecutive patients with HNSTS who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT scanning prior to treatment at our institution...
July 23, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Lucas K Vitzthum, Lindsay C Brown, Jessica W Rooney, Robert L Foote
Head and neck soft tissue sarcomas (HNSTSs) are rare and heterogeneous cancers in which radiation therapy (RT) has an important role in local tumor control (LC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes and patterns of treatment failure in patients with HNSTS treated with RT. A retrospective review was performed of adult patients with HNSTS treated with RT from January 1, 1998, to December 31, 2012. LC, locoregional control (LRC), disease-free survival (DFS), overall survival (OS), and predictors thereof were assessed...
June 28, 2016: Rare Tumors
C Galy-Bernadoy, R Garrel
Adult soft-tissue sarcoma is rare but aggressive, with incidence around 5 per 100,000 per year. Head and neck locations are infrequent. Genetic disease and irradiation are risk factors. The diagnosis needs to be known in order to avoid treatment delay. There are about 50 histologic subtypes, with different patterns and prognoses. Pathologic review and the development of molecular techniques are therefore essential. Prognosis in adult head and neck soft-tissue sarcoma (HNSTS) is poor: 5-year overall survival, about 60%...
February 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Jin Taek Park, Jong-Lyel Roh, Seon-Ok Kim, Kyung-Ja Cho, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Head and neck soft tissue sarcomas (HNSTS) are rare tumors with various histological types displaying different clinical behavior. As a result, prognostic factors of this disease remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors and oncological outcomes of HNSTS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 122 patients with HNSTS who were treated at our institution between 1995 and 2012. Univariate and multivariate analyses using the Cox proportional hazards model were used to determine clinicopathologic characteristics associated with locoregional control (LRC), disease-specific survival (DSS), and overall survival (OS)...
January 2015: Annals of Surgical Oncology
J P Van Damme, S Schmitz, J P Machiels, C Galant, V Grégoire, B Lengelé, M Hamoir
OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives of this study were to analyse the outcome of patients diagnosed with head and neck soft tissue sarcomas (HNSTS) and to identify relevant prognostic factors. As well as this, we compared the prognostic value of two staging systems proposed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). METHODS: From 07/1988 to 01/2008, the charts of 42 adult patients were retrospectively reviewed...
July 2010: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Merdan Fayda, Gorkem Aksu, Fulya Yaman Agaoglu, Ahmet Karadeniz, Emin Darendeliler, Musa Altun, Gunter Hafiz
BACKGROUND: Thirty adult patients with head and neck soft tissue sarcoma (HNSTS) treated between 1987 and 2000 were retrospectively analysed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The most frequent histopathological subtypes were chondrosarcomas (27%) and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (20%). The surgical resection was performed in 25 of the 30 patients (83%). Twenty-three patients in the surgical resection arm received postoperative radiotherapy. RESULTS: Five-year local control rates for patients with negative surgical margins (n=9), microscopically positive disease (n=10), gross residual disease (n=6) and inoperable cases (n=5) were 64, 70, 20 and 0%, respectively...
January 2009: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
A J Balm, F Vom Coevorden, K E Bos, C D Fletcher, E Gortzak, R T Gregor, F J Hilgers, R B Keus, W Koops, B B Kroon
A series of presentations and discussions was held during a symposium on the diagnosis and treatment of adult soft tissue sarcomas in the head and neck (HNSTS). The purpose of this meeting was to define guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of HNSTS. The results of this symposium are summarized and condensed in this report. Recommendations are made for diagnostic strategies and for treatment. Diagnostic efforts in PET scanning and dynamic MRI need to be expanded to detect early recurrences. Firm pathological diagnosis remains the basis for further treatment strategy...
June 1995: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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