Postoperative radiotherapy in salivary ductal carcinoma: A single institution experience

Tae Hyung Kim, Mi Sun Kim, Seo Hee Choi, Yang Gun Suh, Yoon Woo Koh, Se Hun Kim, Eun Chang Choi, Ki Chang Keum

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Abstract

Purpose: We reviewed treatment outcomes and prognostic factors for patients with salivary ductal carcinoma (SDC) treated with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy from 2005 to 2012. Materials and Methods: A total of 16 patients were identified and 15 eligible patients were included in analysis. Median age was 61 years (range, 40 to 71 years) and 12 patients (80%) were men. Twelve patients (80%) had a tumor in the parotid gland, 9 (60%) had T3 or T4 disease, and 9 (60%) had positive nodal disease. All patients underwent surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. Postoperative radiotherapy was delivered using 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy or intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Locoregional failure-free survival (LRFFS), distant failure-free survival (DFFS), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Differences in survival based on risk factors were tested using a log-rank test. Results: Median total radiotherapy dose was 60 Gy (range, 52.5 to 63.6 Gy). Four patients received concurrent weekly chemotherapy with cisplatin. Among 10 patients who underwent surgery with neck dissection, 7 received modified radical neck dissection. With a median follow-up time of 38 months (range, 24 to 105 months), 4-year rates were 86% for LRFFS, 51% for DFFS, 46% for PFS, and 93% for OS. Local failure was observed in 2 patients (13%), and distant failure was observed in 7 (47%). The lung was the most common involved site of distant metastasis. Conclusion: Surgery and postoperative radiotherapy in SDC patients resulted in good local control, but high distant metastasis remained a major challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Oncology Journal
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kim, T. H., Kim, M. S., Choi, S. H., Suh, Y. G., Koh, Y. W., Kim, S. H., Choi, E. C., & Keum, K. C. (2014). Postoperative radiotherapy in salivary ductal carcinoma: A single institution experience. Radiation Oncology Journal, 32(3), 125-131. https://doi.org/10.3857/roj.2014.32.3.125