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Giant undifferentiated oropharyngeal sarcoma: a case report and review of the literature.

Sepúlveda I, Frelinghuysen M, García C, Platin E, Spencer ML, Ortega P, Ulloa D - Case Rep Oncol (2014)

Bottom Line: The mass was ovoid in shape, displaying moderate enhancement after intravenous contrast administration.Subsequently, a biopsy revealed the presence of undifferentiated sarcoma.The patient was treated with chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy, but follow-up exams at 6 months posttreatment revealed that while the tumor was stable, it persisted.

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Affiliation: ENT-Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepción, Santiago, Chile ; Finis Terrae University, School of Dentistry, Santiago, Chile.

ABSTRACT
We report on a patient who presented to the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic with swelling of the neck, dysphagia, headache, dyspnea and stridor. Imaging studies revealed an expansive heterogeneous process to the left retropharyngeal region. The mass was ovoid in shape, displaying moderate enhancement after intravenous contrast administration. Subsequently, a biopsy revealed the presence of undifferentiated sarcoma. The patient was treated with chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy, but follow-up exams at 6 months posttreatment revealed that while the tumor was stable, it persisted. Consequently, the patient was enrolled in a palliative care and pain control program and is currently being followed.

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Mentions: The case was presented to the Head and Neck Tumor Board, where it was staged as an T3N2BM0 oropharyngeal tumor. Since the tumor was inoperable, chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy was recommended as the treatment of choice (fig. 10). After 6 months of treatment, the tumor was stable but persisted without evidence of progression. Consequently, the patient was enrolled in a pain management and palliative care program. The patient is currently being followed.


Giant undifferentiated oropharyngeal sarcoma: a case report and review of the literature.

Sepúlveda I, Frelinghuysen M, García C, Platin E, Spencer ML, Ortega P, Ulloa D - Case Rep Oncol (2014)

3-Dimensional radiotherapy plan.
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Figure 10: 3-Dimensional radiotherapy plan.
Mentions: The case was presented to the Head and Neck Tumor Board, where it was staged as an T3N2BM0 oropharyngeal tumor. Since the tumor was inoperable, chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy was recommended as the treatment of choice (fig. 10). After 6 months of treatment, the tumor was stable but persisted without evidence of progression. Consequently, the patient was enrolled in a pain management and palliative care program. The patient is currently being followed.

Bottom Line: The mass was ovoid in shape, displaying moderate enhancement after intravenous contrast administration.Subsequently, a biopsy revealed the presence of undifferentiated sarcoma.The patient was treated with chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy, but follow-up exams at 6 months posttreatment revealed that while the tumor was stable, it persisted.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: ENT-Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepción, Santiago, Chile ; Finis Terrae University, School of Dentistry, Santiago, Chile.

ABSTRACT
We report on a patient who presented to the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic with swelling of the neck, dysphagia, headache, dyspnea and stridor. Imaging studies revealed an expansive heterogeneous process to the left retropharyngeal region. The mass was ovoid in shape, displaying moderate enhancement after intravenous contrast administration. Subsequently, a biopsy revealed the presence of undifferentiated sarcoma. The patient was treated with chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy, but follow-up exams at 6 months posttreatment revealed that while the tumor was stable, it persisted. Consequently, the patient was enrolled in a palliative care and pain control program and is currently being followed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus