Cranofacial osteosarcoma: Single institutional experience in Korea

Seungtaek Lim, Soohyeon Lee, Sun Young Rha, Jae Kyung Rho

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Introduction: Craniofacial osteosarcoma is a rare disease accounting for only 1% of all head and neck malignancies. Its clinical features and optimal treatments are not yet clearly established. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical course of 15 patients with craniofacial osteosarcoma treated in a single institute. Results: Out of 13 patients who initially underwent primary mass resection, disease recurrence was found in five (36%). Patients with positive surgical margins showed higher recurrence and shorter median recurrence-free and overall survival. Of three patients who had secondary operation after local recurrence, two survived for 44.6 and 64.2 months, respectively. One patient who underwent repeated lung metastasectomy had a disease-free survival of 18.4 months from the first recurrence. Conclusion: The current study demonstrates that positive surgical margins are important predictive factors for recurrence and overall survival. Salvage surgery for local recurrence and metastasectomy for systemic recurrence might have a positive impact on survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e149-e153
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

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© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

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  • Oncology


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