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Hemangiopericytoma--the role of radiotherapy



Hemangiopericytoma--the role of radiotherapy



International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 19(2): 445-451



Between 1955 and 1987, 15 patients with hemangiopericytomas were seen at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Twelve of these were thought to have localized tumors and three had metastatic disease at diagnosis. Seven of the 12 patients with localized disease were treated with surgery alone, four were treated with surgery and postoperative radiation therapy, and one was treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Only one of the seven patients initially treated with surgery alone has remained continuously free of disease, although two others were salvaged with radiation therapy. In contrast, all four patients initially treated with surgery and postoperative radiation therapy have remained alive with no evidence of disease in spite of the fact that three of these patients had gross residual tumor at the time of irradiation. Ten patients received radiation therapy at some stage of their management. Local tumor control was achieved at all sites receiving greater than 5500 cGy. Six patients received chemotherapy sometime during the course of their management, although no complete or partial responses were observed. In this small series, mitotic activity was not an accurate predictor of biologic behavior.

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PMID: 2394622

DOI: 10.1089/ten.2005.11.985


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