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Surgical resection, intraoperative radiotherapy and immediate plastic reconstruction: A good option for the treatment of distal extremity soft tissue sarcomas

Samir Abdallah Hanna, Rodrigo Ramella Munhoz, André Luis de Freitas Perina, Marina Sahade Gonçalves, Fabio Paganini da Costa, Fabio de Freitas Busnardo, Fabio de Oliveira Ferreira
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2020.09.008
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(6):919-926.

open access

Vol 25, No 6 (2020)
Original research articles
Published online: 2020-11-01
Submitted: 2020-05-18

Abstract

Aim

To show three patients with soft tissue sarcomas of distal extremities conservatively treated after tumor-board discussion, involving margin-free surgery, exclusive intraoperative radiotherapy, and immediate reconstruction.

Background

Current guidelines show clear and robust recommendations regarding the composition of the treatment of sarcomas of extremities. However, little evidence exists regarding the application of these treatments depending on the location of the primary neoplasia. Tumors that affect the distal extremities present different challenges and make multidisciplinary discussions desirable.

Methods/Results

We reported 3 patients who were approached with a conservative intention, after tumor board recomendation. The goals from the treatment performed were aesthetic and functional preservation, while enruring locoregional control. We had wound healing complications in 2 of the cases, requiring additional reconstruction measures. Patients are followed up for 24, 20 and 10 months; local control is 100%, and functional preservation is 100%.

Conclusions

Despite being a small series, it was sufficient to illustrate successful multidisciplinary planning, generating a therapeutic result with improved quality of life for patients who had an initial indication for extremity amputation.

Abstract

Aim

To show three patients with soft tissue sarcomas of distal extremities conservatively treated after tumor-board discussion, involving margin-free surgery, exclusive intraoperative radiotherapy, and immediate reconstruction.

Background

Current guidelines show clear and robust recommendations regarding the composition of the treatment of sarcomas of extremities. However, little evidence exists regarding the application of these treatments depending on the location of the primary neoplasia. Tumors that affect the distal extremities present different challenges and make multidisciplinary discussions desirable.

Methods/Results

We reported 3 patients who were approached with a conservative intention, after tumor board recomendation. The goals from the treatment performed were aesthetic and functional preservation, while enruring locoregional control. We had wound healing complications in 2 of the cases, requiring additional reconstruction measures. Patients are followed up for 24, 20 and 10 months; local control is 100%, and functional preservation is 100%.

Conclusions

Despite being a small series, it was sufficient to illustrate successful multidisciplinary planning, generating a therapeutic result with improved quality of life for patients who had an initial indication for extremity amputation.

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Keywords

Intraoperative radiotherapy; Conservative approach; Soft tissue sarcomas

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Title

Surgical resection, intraoperative radiotherapy and immediate plastic reconstruction: A good option for the treatment of distal extremity soft tissue sarcomas

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 25, No 6 (2020)

Pages

919-926

Published online

2020-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2020.09.008

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(6):919-926.

Keywords

Intraoperative radiotherapy
Conservative approach
Soft tissue sarcomas

Authors

Samir Abdallah Hanna
Rodrigo Ramella Munhoz
André Luis de Freitas Perina
Marina Sahade Gonçalves
Fabio Paganini da Costa
Fabio de Freitas Busnardo
Fabio de Oliveira Ferreira

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