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Sarcoma corporis uteri after radiation therapy

Małgorzata Klimek, Zbigniew Kojs, Krzysztof Urbański, Andrzej Gruchała, Grzegorz Miller, Paweł Blecharz
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71042-1
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(7):313-315.

open access

Vol 9, No 7 (2004)
Case reports
Published online: 2004-01-01
Submitted: 2002-01-28

Abstract

Postirradiation tumors are rare kind of late complication of radiation therapy. The most of them are histologicaly confirmed sarcomas of bones or soft tissues. The pelvic location of malignance are usualy recognised late and has poor prognosis. We report a case of the postirradiation sarcoma developing in uterus 7 years after radiation therapy for cervical cancer. The rapid progresion was cause of death of observed patient, nevertheless radical surgery treatment. A short references review, concerning frequency, the most common histological types and possible mechanisms of secondary postirradiation malignancies has been presented. According to reccurence, dissemination and secondary malignancies risks the follow-up after radiation therapy should last for many years. Acknowledgement of the nature of postirradiation malignancies among primary care doctors may result in earlier diagnosis and better treatmant efficacy.

Abstract

Postirradiation tumors are rare kind of late complication of radiation therapy. The most of them are histologicaly confirmed sarcomas of bones or soft tissues. The pelvic location of malignance are usualy recognised late and has poor prognosis. We report a case of the postirradiation sarcoma developing in uterus 7 years after radiation therapy for cervical cancer. The rapid progresion was cause of death of observed patient, nevertheless radical surgery treatment. A short references review, concerning frequency, the most common histological types and possible mechanisms of secondary postirradiation malignancies has been presented. According to reccurence, dissemination and secondary malignancies risks the follow-up after radiation therapy should last for many years. Acknowledgement of the nature of postirradiation malignancies among primary care doctors may result in earlier diagnosis and better treatmant efficacy.

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Keywords

cervical cancer; irradiation; postirradiation sarcoma

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Title

Sarcoma corporis uteri after radiation therapy

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 9, No 7 (2004)

Pages

313-315

Published online

2004-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71042-1

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(7):313-315.

Keywords

cervical cancer
irradiation
postirradiation sarcoma

Authors

Małgorzata Klimek
Zbigniew Kojs
Krzysztof Urbański
Andrzej Gruchała
Grzegorz Miller
Paweł Blecharz

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