Radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule

Poulsen, M. and Turner, S. (1993) Radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 27 2: 267-272.

Author Poulsen, M.
Turner, S.
Title Radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule
Journal name International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-3016
1879-355X
Publication date 1993-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 267
End page 272
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose:
A retrospective review of carcinomas of the nasal vestibule seen at the Queensland Radium Institute over a 30-year period was undertaken.

Methods and Materials:
Twenty-nine patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule who were treated with curative intent between 1960 and 1989 were analyzed. The 5-year actuarial survival and disease-free survival were 64% and 61%, respectively.

Results:
Seven patients were treated with combined modality treatment using surgery and post-operative radiotherapy and 22 were treated with radiation alone. The ultimate local control for those treated with combined modality treatment was 66% and for those treated with radiation alone was 68%. The 5-year actuarial survival was 57% and 67%, respectively.

Conclusion:
In view of the similar local control rates and 5- year survival in the two groups, we suggest that combined modality treatment may not be warranted in the initial treatment of patients with these tumors. Radiation treatment alone with salvage surgery would appear to be the treatment of choice.
Keyword Nasal vestibule
Radiation therapy
Squamous cell carcinoma
Surgery
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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